Suzuki MotoGP return in 2015

Suzuki at the pre testing press conference in Catalunya has confirmed that they will be returning to MotoGP, but only in 2015. After two years since suspension of operations in 2012, Suzuki Motor Corporation has now organised its test team to undergo a more practical running test of its prototype motorcycle the Suzuki XRH-1 which is at an advanced development stage and has participated in the official joint testing at the Catalunya circuit in Spain.

Suzuki Motor Corporation will take feedback from the advanced technology used at this stage to develop further attractive production models. The outline of testing team and racing machine to be developed are as follows.

  • Team manager: Davide Brivio
  • Development rider: Randy De Puniet

The delay in entry is rumoured to be due to a lack of financial support from Dorna in 2014. In 2015 though depending on the performance of the team, Suzuki could be entitled to financial support, travel allowances and even free tires from Bridgestone. They seem to be oncourse for this and if the testing times are anything to go by, they already have a very competitive bike being just + 0.772 seconds from the best lap time set by Jorge Lorenzo.