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Matthew Birt  says:

Dorna right to deny Suzuki new entry in 2014

MotoGP bosses are right not to give Suzuki an automatic entry to return with a new full factory 1000cc effort in the 2014 world championship. Suzuki has been told by Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta that it won’t be given a new entry to re-join the grid next year, but will have to negotiate a deal to collaborate or buy-out an existing...

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  • Posted 2 years ago (29 January 2013 09:51)

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Jan 11

Posts: 301

yzrm1 says:

and another one!

Not that im against Honda or the money spend in MotoGP. because its prototype! i want to see honda's v5 again. oval cilinders etc etc! i want to see what an factory can do unlimited.

MotoGP is like,m we should all be happy if we could only buy an nintendo 16 bit now days!


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Aug 09

Posts: 87

spdmon says:

Rossi Reconsidered

Great and revealing article about Rossi and his talent:

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Jul 08

Posts: 185

BMEP says:


Got it in one> You don't bleed the manufacturer dry to satisfy Dorna.

Carmelo operates a dirty business, he needs to be careful someone doesn't reverse over him a bit or maybe a lot.

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Feb 09

Posts: 5

TimTCat says:


Oh it is all very easy for the armchair critics to have a go at Dorna. Do you really think he is trying to run MotoGP down? It seems that as soon as Dorna is mentioned in an article the blinkers go on and he is immediately in the wrong. Herve as chairman of the teams agrees with Dorna. And lets face it Dorna bent over backwards to try and keep Suzuki in the championship only for them to walk away. Now if they, want to come back and are struggling for cash, it makes perfect sense for them to use an existing set up. It means there are no start up costs. It also means Suzuki can focus on building the bikes and leave the team that will run the bikes to find the funding. Given Suzuki's record on reneging on agreements Herve makes the point that should they pull out again a team isn't lost from the grid. I thin everyone wants fuller grids with more teams at the sharp end, but no one wants a team to turn up for just one season and then leave. Remember it is in Dorna's interest to have more bikes on the grid with close racing that people want to see. The more exciting and more people are interested, the more money they can make. And as a further note of controversy now that he has WSBK promotion too he can create two distinct championships and hopefully both can thrive. It could be the best thing that has happened to Bike racing. So before just jumping on the Dorna is always wrong band-wagon, cut Carmelo some slack. Let's see how the championships are in 3 or 4 years time. If both are thriving then I hope the doubters will eat humble pie. If both have failed then I will jump on the band wagon.

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Jan 13

Posts: 11

shamarone says:

wasn't anybody watching?

re: "Suzuki withdrew its factory effort at the end of 2011, blaming the impact of the worldwide financial crisis. Prior to that Suzuki had not honoured a pledge to run a two-rider effort, having slashed its entry to one GSV-R for Alvaro Bautista in 2011."

and prior to THAT, they spent a decade wobbling and costing hopper a finger.

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