Over the following 40 years Suzuki gained 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 attributable to 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 twenty years final 12 months 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 towards the highest motorcycling competitors on the planet,” Suzuki undertaking chief Shinichi Sahara mentioned.
“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 now we have 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 now we have been driving alongside for years on the planet championship and revel in an amazing cooperation.
“Their return to MotoGP in 2015 was instantly proved a hit and confirmed with the fruits of profitable the world title in 2020 with Joan Mir, we proudly lengthen 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 staff boss Davide Brivio left to hitch Alpine in Formulation 1.
Electing towards a direct alternative, Suzuki is now run by a administration committee fashioned of seven high-profile figures from the staff.