Suzuki Resigns from MotoGP, What's the Reason?

Suzuki Resigns from MotoGP, What's the Reason?

In the midst of hot rumors over plans to leave the MotoGP event, Suzuki Motor Corporation finally officially announced on the official website about withdrawing from MotoGP.

Suzuki confirmed that the manufacturer may not participate in the 2023 MotoGP as it is currently discussing with Dorna the possibility of ending its participation in MotoGP at the end of 2022.

The reason for the possibility that Suzuki will not participate in MotoGP next year is due to financial problems so that it has to divert costs and human resources for the development of new technologies.

Here's Suzuki's official announcement:

"Suzuki Motor Corporation is in discussions with Dorna regarding the possibility of terminating its participation in MotoGP at the end of 2022.

Unfortunately, the current economic situation and the need to concentrate efforts on the major changes facing the Automotive world in recent years, forced Suzuki to shift costs and human resources to develop new technologies.

We would like to say a big thank you to our Suzuki Ecstar Team, to all those who have supported Suzuki motorcycle racing activities over the years and to all the Suzuki fans who have given us enthusiastic support."

Suzuki May Be Affected by Diesel or Dieselgate Scandal

There are also those who assume that Suzuki's withdrawal from the MotoGP event is because it might be involved in the diesel or dieselgate scandal that previously hit the Volkswagen (VW) company.

If proven, Suzuki will be fined hundreds of millions of euros, so of course it will drain Suzuki's finances.

In 2015, the VW Group, which houses VW, Audi, Porsche, Seat and Skoda, was caught cheating by providing software to their diesel engine systems.

The software can make the car seem to meet exhaust emission standards when tested.

VW Group reportedly had to spend hundreds of trillions of rupiah when it was fined.

Germany, Italy and Hungary are the countries that have sniffed out Suzuki's cheating and are currently investigating illegal features in their diesel cars to circumvent European emissions regulations.

Prosecutors in Germany are investigating Stellantis as a supplier of diesel engines to Suzuki, then Marelli supplied engine components.

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