The news of Suzuki leaving MotoGP at the end of this season practically grabbed the attention of motorsport lovers. Because previously Suzuki had signed a commitment contract to be in MotoGP. Suzuki itself re-joined MotoGP seven years ago, in 2015. They also managed to secure the title of world champion MotoGP racer and team 2020.
Until now, no one knows a clear reason for their resignation leaving MotoGP. Moreover, there has been no official announcement from the manufacturer from Hamamatsu, Japan.
However, as reported by Motomatters, financial reasons are said to be the reason Suzuki wants to step down. Bad economic conditions forced them to resign.
Suzuki’s financial condition has worsened slightly since the pandemic hit. Not to mention the global economy was also affected by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and Suzuki suffered losses.
If this is true, then Suzuki will back out for the same reason a second time. Previously, the manufacturer from Hamamatsu had left the top caste of two-wheel motorcycle racing in 2011 ago.
At that time, Suzuki also decided to withdraw from MotoGP due to the global economic recession. However, in the end, they returned in 2015. Unfortunately, it looks like it will happen again.
So, what about the fate of their two drivers, Alex Rins and Joan Mir? Incidentally, both of their contract with Suzuki Ecstar ends at the end of 2022.
Alex Rins and Joan Mir can leave for a number of factory teams whose contracts have expired. Call it Monster Energy Yamaha, Repsol Honda, or Ducati Lenovo.