Suzuki ponders new recruitment strategy
That’s the view of current factory team boss Paul Denning, who believes Suzuki will have to be more aggressive in its recruitment drive to persuade young riders to join the Japanese factory in the future.
Suzuki has just re-signed Italian veteran Loris Capirossi and Aussie Chris Vermeulen for the 2009 MotoGP world championship campaign, and Denning told MCN: “Without question we are always looking at where Suzuki’s next world champion is potentially coming from and that is absolutely under consideration.
"It is an important option but you are dealing with a human being and not some mechanical piece you can say definitely does or doesn’t work. But Yamaha have got two winners on their bikes, Honda has Dani for the long term and Ducati has Casey.
Other teams and manufacturers need their own special rider to take it to those guys so we have to focus on who could give us the best result, whoever it might be.”