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On Monday night Motorsport.com revealed Suzuki is set to quit MotoGP on the finish of the 2022 season in a shock choice 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 to this point this has not been forthcoming.
This may very well be because of MotoGP rights holder Dorna Sports activities’ assertion it launched on Tuesday afternoon, the place it stated Suzuki’s choice to stop MotoGP can’t be made by itself.
Suzuki, like all different producers, is presently contacted to Dorna to compete in MotoGP via to the tip of 2026 having signed a brand new five-year deal which started this 12 months.
In the identical assertion, Dorna says it can determine on what the grid measurement can be for 2023 ought to Suzuki actually stop in agreeance with Dorna, and says there may be “excessive ranges” of curiosity from outfits trying to be a 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 to be able to remind them that the situations of their contract to race in MotoGP don’t enable for them to take this choice unilaterally.
“Nonetheless, ought to Suzuki depart following an settlement between each events, Dorna will determine on the perfect variety of riders and groups racing within the MotoGP class from 2023.
“Dorna continues to obtain excessive ranges of curiosity from numerous each official factories and Unbiased Groups trying to be a part of the MotoGP grid as the game continues to set a world instance of shut competitors, innovation and leisure, reaching lots of of tens of millions of followers all over the world.
“Curiosity from these events has been re-confirmed up to now 24 hours.”
At current, it isn’t clear what outdoors groups have expressed curiosity in becoming a member of the grid, although it has been identified up to now that Leopard Racing has been all for a step to MotoGP.
The grid is presently capped at 24 bikes, with Dorna ideally eager to have six producers fielding 4 machines every, although at current Ducati provides eight, Yamaha, Honda and KTM have 4, whereas Suzuki and Aprilia has simply two.