Joan Mir Suzuki GSX-RR at the 2022 Italian Grand Prix at Mugello

Suzuki negotiates MotoGP exit plan

  Suzuki and Dorna Sports have reached an agreement, paving the way for the Japanese brand to quit MotoGP at the end of this year. The Hamamatsu manufacturer announced in May that it intended to pull out of the championship at season’s end. However, Suzuki would have to meet Dorna at the negotiating table, given…

Michael Dunlop (Suzuki/Hawk Racing) at Rhencullen during Tuesday evening’s qualifying session

Michael Dunlop IOMTT royalty

There are few motorcycle racers – or maybe even few professional athletes full stop – quite like Michael Dunlop. The last of a road racing dynasty, his incredible CV includes 19 Isle of Man TT wins before he even turned 30 – yet he almost runs away from the media spotlight many of his rivals…

Joan Mir - Suzuki Ecstar Team during Practice at the Gran Premio de Espana

Mir angry over Suzuki’s decision to quit MotoGP

Former MotoGP world champion Joan Mir says he is angry at Suzuki’s decision to quit the series at the end of 2022. Last week, Suzuki informed its race team of its intentions to quit MotoGP at the end of the 2022 season, with the Japanese manufacturer confirming on Thursday ahead of the French Grand Prix…

Team Suzuki Ecstar launches their 2022 campaign at the Sepang pre-season test

Suzuki in discussions to end MotoGP participation

Suzuki has officially confirmed it plans to leave the MotoGP World Championship at the end of the 2022 season. The long-awaited announcement follows last week’s reports that team members had been told of Suzuki’s shock decision to quit, just six races into the latest five-year MotoGP contract. However, the legalities of such an early contract…

Hawk Racing and Michael Dunlop

Dunlop and Hawk Join Forces – Northwest 200

Michael Dunlop has dramatically unveiled the machine he will race in the Superbike races at this year’s fonaCAB and Nicholl Oils North West 200 on the eve of the opening practice session. Dunlop has turned to his old friends, Stuart and Steve Hicken of Hawk Racing, who have produced a superbike-spec GSXR1000RR Suzuki for the…

Joan Mir during Qualifying for the Gran Premio Red Bull de España, Jerez

Statement from Dorna Sports regarding Suzuki

Following recent rumours of Suzuki departing MotoGP™ at the end of 2022, Dorna Sports has officially contacted the factory in order to remind them that the conditions of their contract to race in MotoGP™ do not allow for them to take this decision unilaterally. However, should Suzuki depart following an agreement between both parties, Dorna…