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Official time: Suzuki confirms the retirement of the MotoGP / MotoGP

It is with great regret that Suzuki Motor Corporation confirmed today the planned retirement of the MotoGP at the end of the 2022 season.

It took exactly ten days for Suzuki Motor Corporation to confirm today, May 12, what had already leaked in the Jerez tests on Monday May 2: the Japanese manufacturer retires from the World Championship after the return of the 2022 season, even if a new Il five-year contract with Dorna was signed in November 2021 and drivers Alex Rins and Joan Mir are fourth and sixth in the current Drivers’ Championship.

So far, Suzuki has not yet agreed to terminate the contract with its contract partner Dorna. A heavy contractual penalty will be due – for services not rendered.

Suzuki blames the current economic situation for the planned withdrawal. It was explained that we need to focus on the big changes in the world of mobility in the coming years. According to the press release, Suzuki must distribute the budget to other areas and also invest existing manpower in developing new technologies.

Suzuki also expressed regret for this unpopular decision in today’s press release. The Japanese also express their regret to the Suzuki Ecstar team and to all the fans who have enthusiastically followed and supported the company’s motorcycle activities in recent years.

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