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Suzuki deny considering Michelin switch

Published: 01 October 2008

Suzuki has denied wanting to be part of a mass exodus from Bridgestone as Japanese factory bosses shunned any possibility of switching to Michelin to avoid a one-make tyre rule being introduced next season.

With Ducati and Kawasaki locked in discussions about a shock switch to Michelin at last weekend’s Japanese GP, it was also rumoured that Suzuki management eyed a similar move away from Bridgestone.

But factory team boss Paul Denning told MCN said: “We didn’t considered this. Suzuki’s overall relationship with Bridgestone is so strong that it would not make a lot of sense for us to change. 

"And also we do feel that we are looked after very well by Bridgestone on a technical basis at the track. Irrespective of the results we don’t feel we are looked after any worse than any other rider or team.”

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