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Matthew Birt  says:

Suzuki urged to complete several wild cards in 2014

Suzuki has been urged to make as many wild card appearances as possible next year to ensure its new 1000cc contender returns race ready and competitive in 2015. The Japanese factory shocked the MotoGP world in June by delaying a scheduled return to the world championship until 2015. The decision to abandon plans to return as initially intended in 2014 was taken...

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Nov 09

Posts: 315

diceman23 says:

Who would you want to see wildcard? Is RDP assuming he's out of a job next year? Does anybody know whether or not it has been confirmed that Suzuki will be allowed to enter using 9 engines for their first year?  Just thinking that if they lend their weight to Aprillias request for a litre or 2 of extra fuel in the first year plus the extra engine allowance it may encourage more manufacturers to take the leap to MSMA status. It may provide a period of false competitiveness in a new entries first year but the fuel limits are getting ridiculous and seem to be the biggest barrier for any new entry to overcome. Imagine how frustrating it must be for riders to line up on a machine that has been effectivly neutered? 

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Dec 08

Posts: 1969

thestig08 says:

How about >>>

 Kevin Schwantz ,He still thinks he is up to it and he would go to the opening of a fridge if he could get in the light from it, Joking apart there are plenty of options ,Whats old Hopper up to Max Biaggi ,Troy Bayliss,Nicky Hayden ,Plus how many out of work wsb riders from 2013 and motogp fall out ,they wont be short of a pilot thats for sure

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Jun 10

Posts: 288

bluehaze60 says:

Not a bad idea

 It would be a good idea ifvsuzuki did a few wild card rides, at least they'd have a good idea how competitive they'll be,

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Feb 10

Posts: 93

I'll ride.....

..... the fucker..... 

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Jul 13

Posts: 36

Revilo612 says:

They should

It would be very useful to judge themselves against Honda, Yamaha, Ducati and the CRT bunch before they make their return in 2015, just so they know how competitive they will be. Personally, I would like to see Suzuki field two wildcards if they did, obviously Randy de Puniet because he seems to have a good relationship with the factory ever since the end of 2011 when he tested the 800 at Valencia just before they announced they would be taking a break, and maybe one of the slightly younger riders, possibly Jules Cluzel (who rides a Suzuki GSX-R1000 in World SBK), he's pretty good. Actually, if I want to see a hard charger riding it, get Josh Brookes on it!

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May 09

Posts: 881

CH987 says:

Marco Melandri's out of a job next year, or even Chaz. He didn't do to bad on a Ducati in 2007.

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Sep 12

Posts: 173

Stonered says:

 Revi...josh Brooke' there's a thought...he's turned his hand well to anything else so far....yep, I'm buying that!

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Feb 13

Posts: 1275

AlexDAbomB69 says:

Bang on

 about Brookes. Fantastic racer, rides like he stole it, perfect man for the GP bike.

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Jun 09

Posts: 851

 Last time Suzuki tested they were right on the pace. Now with lots of pressure to race next year they seem way off the pace. Coincidence?

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Apr 09

Posts: 478

1986vfr750 says:

stupid fuel restrictions

Suzuki looked good at previos test beause they had more than the 20litre limit. That seems to be the problem they are having....getting their bike to the finish line with only 20 litres. Also, for some unknown reason, they are developing their bike with their own electronics, instead of making it work with the standard ECU. Since they were starting from scratch they should build the bike around that,IMO, instead of having to make their bike adapt after the fact. But the real culprit is the fuel. We would have more factories in moto gp with a 24 litre tank all around.

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