Suzuki requests withdrawal from MotoGP contract

Suzuki’s Joan Mir is currently 6th in the MotoGP standings and teammate Alex Rins is 4th.

Suzuki has confirmed his intention to quit MotoGP and is currently discussing an end to his contract with promoter Dorna.

The company has a contract until 2026, but due to the current economic situation, it intends to end its participation by the end of the year.

The Japanese manufacturer said, “We need to focus our efforts on the big changes facing the auto industry this year.”

Suzuki previously left MotoGP in 2011 and returned four years later.

Following a comeback in 2015, he secured a rider title with Joan Mir in 2020, but had difficulties in the rankings of separate manufacturers.

Ducati has eight bikes on the grid this season, while Suzuki and Aprilia only have two each.

“We want to express our deepest gratitude to the Suzuki Ecsta Team, to everyone who has supported Suzuki’s motorcycle racing activities over the years, and to all Suzuki fans who have given us their passionate support,” the statement said.

The Spaniard Mir is currently 6th in the 2022 Riders Championship along with teammate and compatriot Alex Rins.

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