Carmelo is likely throwing his weight around at Suzuki for quitting. It put a dent in viewership at the tracks, money in entry fees and a smaller grid and Carmelo's ego is hurt. If you can't afford to race, you stay home. You don't bleed the manufacturer dry to satisfy Dorna. If my company were in financial difficulties, I'd pack my bags too as it's more important to keep the doors open. Sorry that Carmelo thinks this is unreasonable.
But now they're willing to come back. Will they commit to multi year deals? Who knows? I'd only be interested in a year by year depending on how the company is doing. But the bullshit about saving a non factory team is simply bullshit. How does a new entry effect an existing team who already has a bike? It doesn't. It just adds to the grid. If Suzuki leaves after a year, that team is still ther and the still have a bike. If Carmelo wants to help the grid, he should allow more than 4 bikes from any given manufacturer. If all the satellites want a Honda, they should be allowed if Honda can supply them.
I do understand that he wants a long term commitment so he can make sure there's entries for the coming season. But the only way to do that is to stabilize the rules for a full 5 years to make it cost effective to stay. You don't stabilize the teams. You can't. They can either afford it or they can't.
I don't agree that Suzuki needs MotoGP. I wouldn't buy any of their bikes anyway, so to be in AMA, WSBK or GP doesn't matter to me as a consumer and spectator. I don't like their products. I'm not interested in Yamaha either. Come to think of it, I don't care for Honda either and I certainly don't want to own the complxity of the Ducatis. Suzuki can keep developing bikes fine without GP. They can use the money saved by not racing for better marketing too. No one needs MotoGP. The BMW S1000R is selling like mad in the USA as is the ZX-10 and RSV4. I've never bought a bike based on professional racing.
I actually cut off Speed TV from my service because GP was becoming boring as hell. I won't attend Indy or Laguna Seca either. Even COTA which is 90 minutes from me. But I like motocross, so I got Speed TV back. So I'll watch a little just to see if Rossi gets back to winning form. But I agree these tuned street bikes with a custom frame are not cutting it, Let Suzuki in even if it is 1 bike and 1 year. If it gos well, the just maybe a stallite team will want their package and want to run a factory Suzuki, increasing the grid with 2 more prototypes instead of a crap CRT that impedes traffic flow.