Suzuki’s historical past in grand prix bike racing dates again to 1960 when it made its debut on the Isle of Man TT when the occasion held world championship standing.
Over the subsequent 40 years Suzuki received six premier class titles with Barry Sheene (1976-1977), Marco Lucchinelli (1981), Franco Uncini (1982), Kevin Schwantz (1993) and Kenny Roberts Jr. (2000).
Suzuki withdrew from the premier class on the finish of the 2011 season as a consequence of monetary causes, earlier than staging a full-time manufacturing facility return in 2015.
Changing into grand prix winners once more by its second season, Suzuki was guided to its first world title in 20 years final yr when Joan Mir stormed to his first MotoGP championship, with Alex Rins in third within the standings.
Suzuki is the fifth producer to signal MotoGP promoter Dorna’s new five-year deal, with Aprilia the one marque but to commit – although is absolutely anticipated to proceed in 2022.
“As Suzuki Motor Company we’re proud to proceed to compete within the MotoGP World Championship, as all of us share the difficult ambition of measuring ourselves in opposition to the highest motorcycling competitors on the planet,” Suzuki mission chief Shinichi Sahara stated.
“We began this new journey in 2015 and in solely six years we achieved the riders’ world title, along with the groups’ title, and we’re nonetheless hungry for extra success.
Alex Rins, Group Suzuki MotoGP
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“For these causes we’ve prolonged our settlement with Dorna, with the hope and the dedication to proceed the event of the technical and racing sides of the corporate.”
Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta added: “We’re very pleased with the renewal of the settlement with Suzuki, a manufacturing facility with which we’ve been driving alongside for years on the planet championship and luxuriate in a fantastic cooperation.
“Their return to MotoGP in 2015 was instantly proved a hit and confirmed with the end result of profitable the world title in 2020 with Joan Mir, we proudly prolong this partnership and hope to proceed setting milestones with this iconic model.”
Mir presently sits fifth within the standings after three rounds, having scored his first podium of the marketing campaign final weekend in Portugal, whereas team-mate Rins is seventh after crashing out of the lead battle in Portimao.
Suzuki needed to revise its administration construction forward of the 2021 season when long-time crew boss Davide Brivio left to affix Alpine in System 1.
Electing in opposition to a direct substitute, Suzuki is now run by a administration committee shaped of seven high-profile figures from the crew.