On Monday night Autosport revealed Suzuki is about to give up MotoGP on the finish of the 2022 season in a shock determination made by the Japanese marque, which was communicated to the staff throughout the post-race check at Jerez.
Suzuki was anticipated to make an official announcement of its exit this morning, however thus far this has not been forthcoming.
This might be on account of MotoGP rights holder Dorna Sports activities’ assertion it launched on Tuesday afternoon, the place it stated Suzuki’s determination to give up MotoGP can’t be made by itself.
Suzuki, like all different producers, is presently contacted to Dorna to compete in MotoGP by means of to the top of 2026 having signed a brand new five-year deal which started final 12 months.
In the identical assertion, Dorna says it’s going to determine on what the grid measurement might be for 2023 ought to Suzuki in actual fact give up in agreeance with Dorna, and says there may be “excessive ranges” of curiosity from outfits seeking to be part of the grid – which incorporates “official factories”.
The complete assertion learn: “Following latest rumours of Suzuki departing MotoGP on the finish of 2022, Dorna Sports activities has formally contacted the manufacturing facility with a view to remind them that the situations of their contract to race in MotoGP don’t permit for them to take this determination unilaterally.
“Nonetheless, ought to Suzuki depart following an settlement between each events, Dorna will determine on the best variety of riders and groups racing within the MotoGP class from 2023.
“Dorna continues to obtain excessive ranges of curiosity from quite a lot of each official factories and Unbiased Groups seeking to be part of the MotoGP grid as the game continues to set a world instance of shut competitors, innovation and leisure, reaching lots of of thousands and thousands of followers world wide.
“Curiosity from these events has been re-confirmed up to now 24 hours.”
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