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Matthew Birt  says:

Bike development behind Suzuki’s delayed MotoGP return

Suzuki has confirmed that it has delayed its return to MotoGP action until 2015 to focus on development of its new 1000cc machine.When the Japanese factory suspended its premier class project at the end of 2011, Suzuki announced its intention to be back competing against the likes of Honda and Yamaha in 2014.But speaking during the first European test of...

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bigbashbonanza

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Fucking let down!!

Suzuki have had more time off that Rip Van Winkles Bedside Light and yet they still need another year!!?

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ThePornstar

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ThePornstar says:

Lame

Look at the times, not even that far off on it's first day of official testing with that numpty De Puntang on it. With a decent rider it would be capable of top 5 at the next round never mind next year or 2015..... Get it out there Terada and stop making excuses.......

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burnthouse

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burnthouse says:

Best to return competitive

I say good on you Suzuki... you bowed out when your bikes became uncompetitive... pre CRT days 10 and 11th was right at the back of the field... So it would make sense to wait until you have a competitive bike to ride as there are some 22+bikes on the track now. All that we need is some word from Kawasaki on whether we'll see a motogp bike from them anytime soon. At least Suzuki or trying to get it together.

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diceman23

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diceman23 says:

These times only make suzukis decision more saddening. It appears with a decent rider they can easily mix it up with ducati but yet they refuse to come back. Do they really expect special treatment? Ffs suzuki get your act together. As I've already said elswhere I'm sick of saga. Either race or don't its that simple. Used to be a big fan but after the last few years I'm pretty much done. Prissy fucking princesses that expect special treatment

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diceman23

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diceman23 says:

burnthouse

Doesn't competition improve the breed? How can you expect them to ever be competitive if they don't compete?

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Cadwell75

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Cadwell75 says:

more like a money thing?

Sounds like it's a money thing to me...10th with a mid field rider in the first ever test? any other team would be very pleased with 1.5 seconds margin on the first outing.

It would appear the financial side of the return has not been agreed yet, another 12 months to negotiate maybe?

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Nostrodamus

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Nostrodamus says:

Yep Prissy Suzuki

Slunk away last time, saw the error that was and want back, but Uncle Carmelo holds the cards and a grudge. Just who are Suzuki kidding? Do they want the global exposure and prestige of a level only MotoGP can provide, or do their bean counters want to see them fade away gently into oblivion? They need this bike on the grid ASAP to revive their flagging GSXR retail products and regain some sort of cred.

I'm pleasantly surprised. It seems the Suzuki engineers have worked hard and genuinely have a capable machine. If RdeP can get it to 0.8 off Lorenzo then that bike has plenty of potential with a better pilot on board. Just as the GSV-R did. But sadly Suzuki are corporate Eunuchs.

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Battmen

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Battmen says:

Suzuki have not raced for two years and on its second outing its only .3s off the ducati embarrassing me thinks

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Nostrodamus

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Nostrodamus says:

You looking at a different timing screen to me Battman?

0.77 off Hayden, or 0.17 off Rossi. Embarrassing - yeah, you're right there.

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moto4

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moto4 says:

Suspicions?

I suspect this may be negotiating starting points: Little info except uncertainty about costs, contracts not signed, participation wildcard or full time not yet certain. With so little said it must be telling these points WERE made.

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