"The decision is not yet official, but according to e-magazine GPWeek.com "In response to a deadline set by Dorna, the axe finally fell on the on-again/off-again Suzuki MotoGP team last Friday, with the factory decision to pull out of the premier-class."
GPWeek adds that an email to team members from Paul Denning states that Suzuki hopes to return to MotoGP in 2014.
Alvaro Bautista, Suzuki's only full time rider this year, has already signed for Gresini Honda, but ex-Pramac Ducati rider Randy de Puniet posted impressive lap times while testing the 800cc GSV-R at Valencia. The Frenchman made clear he'd like to race the bike next year.
Suzuki last won the premier-class title with Kenny Roberts in 2000, but has taken just one race win - with Chris Vermeulen at a wet Le Mans in 2007 - during the four-stroke era. The team's most recent podium appearance was at Brno in 2008.
Should Suzuki withdraw it would reduce manufacturer participation in MotoGP to Honda, Ducati and Yamaha, although a new class of privateer 'Claiming Rule Teams' (CRTs) are being introduced to boost grid numbers for the start of the new 1000cc era in 2012.
The departure of Suzuki is also likely to send John Hopkins to World Superbike, alongside Leon Camier at Denning's Crescent Suzuki team."
Sell my Kawasaki ? I'd rather shove wasps up my ass. I've tried reading books on motorbikes, but the books always slide off the tank !!!
Kwikasfooki: Hi everyone, I'm Alan a roofer from Stourbridge.
May 22, 2014 5:42:28 GMT
Kwikasfooki: Just got back into biking after having my Bandit stolen. Maybe a good thing because i wouldnt have bought my ZRX1100C1
May 22, 2014 5:44:19 GMT
Kwikasfooki: what upgrades should i take to improve my zrx1100c1 or should i just buy a later 1200? any advice would be gratly appreciated
May 22, 2014 6:04:12 GMT
shyted: Hello,Dave here, just bought a mint fire cracker red 1100c4.It's my second ZRX,and not a day to soon.
Sept 29, 2014 6:00:56 GMT
sparkyt: Hi all ! I'm tony electrician from London . My ride is a Rex 1200r with a few modifications
Oct 17, 2014 15:40:39 GMT
gerbil: hiya i'm Kevin from Stourport loving my 97 rex
Dec 29, 2014 13:48:28 GMT
dodgydal: Hi all, just bought a ZXR 1100, don't know what the C1,2,3,4 is or means can anyone enlighten me ?
May 8, 2016 13:57:29 GMT
mickkyc: hi im mick and have a zrx1200r 2002 model i love this bike..Can anybody tell me if these have a built in immobiliser on the ignition thanks guys also do you ever meet up ?
Jul 26, 2016 21:57:49 GMT
cowboy: Hello 🐑🐑🐑 from Bernard been missing for a while !! Even forgotten my name and pass word lol hope all you guys and girls are ok xxx
Jan 28, 2017 21:36:19 GMT
drack1: Hi, Question, I am rebuilding my ZRX1100-C2 I have just installed new bearings to the swing arm. Looking at the diagram in the manual the diagram I believe is wrong.
Jan 29, 2017 2:48:12 GMT
drack1: the diagram shows The top hat spacer fitting to be on the left. But it will only fits on the right side running throught the seal and upto the large ball race bearing. Anyone else found this issue. ?
Jan 29, 2017 2:54:23 GMT
drack1: dodgydal: The C1,C2,C3,C4 Relates to the bikes model year. Eg; C1 = 1997 C2=1998 C3=1999 C4=2000
Jan 29, 2017 19:50:31 GMT
zrxpilot: Aye up anyone on, just joined,
Feb 28, 2017 19:06:41 GMT
bigsteve: hi all, im steve, from farnham surrey, got a burgandy 1100c2
Mar 4, 2017 19:18:53 GMT
floydzrx: Hi Floyd from Manchester just joined. I have a 98 C2 1100
Jun 27, 2017 11:53:33 GMT