Suzuki has confirmed that it is leaving the MotoGP World Championship at the end of the 2022 season. The announcement came in an official statement from Suzuki Racing, which doesn’t say much, just the reason that led the company to this decision.
Recently, a rumor was circulating on the internet and in the MotoGP paddocks regarding the departure of the Hamamatsu team from the category, so, with this official confirmation, it is no longer just a rumor.
The rumor also said that the fate of Joan Mir, the 2020 MotoGP World Champion for the team, will be the official Honda (Repsol Honda Team). Regarding this, there is still no official information.
See below in full the announcement made by Suzuki Motor Company:
“Suzuki Motor Corporation is in discussions with Dorna regarding the possibility of ending its participation in MotoGP at the end of 2022.
Unfortunately, the current economical situation and the need to concentrate its effort on the big changes that the Automotive world is facing in these years, are forcing Suzuki to shift costs and human resources to develop new technologies.
We would like to express our deepest gratitude to our Suzuki Ecstar Team, to all those who have supported Suzuki’s motorcycle racing activities for many years and to all Suzuki fans who have given us their enthusiastic support.“
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