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On Monday Motorsport.com broke the bombshell news that Suzuki will give up MotoGP on the finish of the season in a call it solely communicated to the race group on the identical day through the post-race check at Jerez.
An official announcement was anticipated on Tuesday, however didn’t materialise.
As an alternative, Dorna Sports activities – MotoGP house owners – issued its personal assertion saying Suzuki couldn’t resolve to give up the sequence by itself as it’s certain to a contract by means of to the tip of 2026 together with the remainder of the producers.
Dorna additionally famous that it had “excessive ranges of curiosity” from impartial groups and official factories about becoming a member of the grid if the chance arose.
Leopard – Moto3 title winners with Danny Kent in 2015, Joan Mir in 2017 and Lorenzo Dalla Porta in 2019 – has been eager to affix the MotoGP grid up to now, and as soon as once more reiterated that need to Autosport on Thursday throughout a personal Moto3 and Moto2 check in Barcelona.
“We’ll see how the scenario evolves, there’s a contract concerned and I do not suppose Suzuki can depart similar to that as a result of it has a signed contract till 2026,” Leopard boss Christian Lundberg stated.
“We’ll see, but when a seat is freed up and God prepared, they [Dorna] give it to us, we’ll be very pleased.
“The entire paddock is aware of that we’re completely and that we might attempt to take that step, however there’s nonetheless an extended approach to go earlier than it could occur.”
Alex Rins, Crew Suzuki MotoGP
Picture by: Dorna
If Leopard does get the nod to step as much as MotoGP, Lundberg says it is going to be in partnership with Aprilia.
“I feel the one choice could be to do it with Aprilia as a result of, for my part, Dorna has to reward in a technique or one other the one constructor on the grid that solely has two bikes, and at present all of the bikes are very aggressive,” he added.
“So, it will be excellent for us to work with Aprilia, plus we’re a half-Italian group and it will be simpler than working with the Japanese, I feel it will be the best choice.”
In the course of the Spanish GP weekend, Aprilia CEO Massimo Rivola advised Motorsport.com that it was open to fielding a satellite tv for pc group if the suitable provide got here alongside.