Suzuki confirms MotoGP and World Endurance exits

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Suzuki has this morning confirmed its exit from MotoGP after coming to an agreement with Dorna and will also quit factory involvement in World Endurance.

Dorna had warned Suzuki it couldn’t just end its agreement to race in MotoGP until the end of 2026 so will have to have bought itself out of the contract in some way, shape or form.

Suzuki will continue in both series until the end of the respective seasons.

“Suzuki has decided to end the participation of MotoGP and EWC in the face of the need to re-allocate resources on other initiatives for sustainability,” said president Toshihiro Suzuki.

“Motorcycle racing has always been a challenging place for technological innovation, including sustainability, and human resource development.

“This decision means that we will take on the challenge to build the new motorcycle business operation by redirecting the technological capabilities and human resources we have cultivated through the motorcycle racing activities to investigate other routes for a sustainable society.

“I would like to express my deepest gratitude to all our fans, riders and all stakeholders who joined us and enthusiastically supported us from the development stage since we returned to MotoGP racing.

“I will continue to do my best to support Alex Rins, Joan Mir, Team Suzuki Ecstar and Yoshimura SERT Motul to compete competitively until the end of the season.”