Suzuki will cease to continue its MotoGP campaign in the next season of the Championship in 2023. The Japanese marque made this decision public right after last month’s Spanish Grand Prix with an official statement, which came as a surprise to many of the motorsports enthusiasts. The reasons which they had cited for their leaving MotoGP was that they were facing some financial constraints and they had also noticed a change in the market trends in recent years.
Following the announcement, Dorna Sports came into the picture, who had a contract with Suzuki saying that they would be in MotoGP till 2026. In the French Grand Prix, it was clarified that Dorna Sports and Suzuki had resolved the matter and the decision to pull the plug on Suzuki’s MotoGP campaign still exists.
Suzuki Team Boss says there is no way the team would be in MotoGP 2023
Whenever a Team pulls the plug on its campaign in a motorsports event, a lot of things change around the paddocks. The people who were emplyed under Suzuki would be jobless now, and the racers who were signed with Suzuki–Alex Rins and Joan Mir–would have had to find new seats at other teams. Now, the Suzuki Team Boss Livio Suppo was approached for his comments on whether the fans would get to see Suzuki at any point in time after the end of the current 2022 season.
Livio Suppo said, “I mean, Suzuki confirmed officially that it will not race next year. Then what is ongoing is the negotiations with Dorna, which is something that is not my job. So, I can’t say anything about that.“
He further stated, “But, for sure nothing has changed. There’s no chance to have Suzuki here next year.”
As of now, Suzuki racer Joan Mir is set to join Marc Marquez at Honda Factory Racing Team, and Alex Rins is close to securing a deal with Honda’s satellite team LCR to replace place of Alex Marquez.