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“No likelihood” Suzuki could have MotoGP presence in 2023, says workforce boss

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Following the Spanish Grand Prix final month, Suzuki knowledgeable the race workforce that it was pulling the plug on its MotoGP mission on the finish of 2022 – later citing monetary causes and a shift in market tendencies as its justification.

Suzuki formally communicated on the French GP that it had entered discussions with Dorna Sports activities over the termination of its contract to race in MotoGP, which was attributable to run from 2022 to 2026 after the industrial rights holder stated Suzuki’s resolution couldn’t be made unilaterally.

Since then, there was no replace on how these discussions have gone, whereas there have been ideas Suzuki may observe the same path to Kawasaki when it ended its manufacturing facility workforce initially of 2009 in operating a scaled-back effort underneath a unique guise sooner or later.

Nonetheless, throughout a workforce boss press convention on Friday on the Dutch GP, Suppo says there’s “no likelihood” Suzuki will seem on the MotoGP grid in 2023 in any capability.

“I imply, Suzuki confirmed formally that it’s going to not race subsequent yr,” he stated when requested what the newest was on Suzuki’s resolution.

“Then what’s ongoing is the negotiations with Dorna, which is one thing that isn’t my job. So, I can’t say something about that.

“However, for positive nothing has modified. There’s no likelihood to have Suzuki right here subsequent yr.”

Livio Suppo

Livio Suppo

Picture by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

Whereas the main target of Suzuki’s shock departure has been on the futures of 2020 world champion Joan Mir and teammate Alex Rins, the transfer has left a complete race workforce with out jobs for subsequent yr.

Suppo stated he has been working to assist discover a resolution to this, and praised the resilience of the squad within the wake of Suzuki’s resolution.

“I want to essentially thank all the fellows within the workforce, as a result of regardless of the information they didn’t quit,” he added.

“They saved a great temper, in the event you keep within the paddock you keep within the night the ambiance stays very pleasant and glad.

“In fact, I’m attempting to assist discover them options for subsequent yr.

“However what’s essential is aside from the shock and influence of the primary hours [after the announcement], they’d a really sturdy response.”

Each Mir and Rins look set to affix Honda in 2023, with Mir becoming a member of Marc Marquez on the manufacturing facility squad whereas Rins is nearing a deal to join LCR rather than Alex Marquez.

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