Motor sports giants Suzuki pull out of MotoGP till 2014

Motor sports giants Suzuki pull out of MotoGP till 2014

“This suspension is to cope with tough circumstances mainly caused by the prolonged recession in developed countries, a historical appreciation of Japanese Yen and repeated natural disasters,” a company statement read.

“Having an eye to returning to MotoGP in 2014, Suzuki will now focus on developing a competitive new racing machine for that class.”

Suzuki's future in MotoGP had been in doubt for months, with the reduction to a single works bike this season widely regarded as a precursor to a full withdrawal.