SUZUKI announced their withdrawal from MotoGP at the end of last season, but it appears that the Japanese manufacturer are already working on their return to the series.
As the remaining MotoGP teams are testing ahead of the 2012 season, Suzuki test rider Nobuatsu Aoki is observing from the sidelines to gain an understand of the level of competition.
Speaking to GPOne.com, the former GP rider revealed that Suzuki already have a 1000cc prototype, he said: "I went to the track with the new 1000 just last week and someone at the factory said that we could return as early as 2013, next season."
The only element that is holding back the Japanese manufacturer is a stable regulation for them to plan towards, as MotoGP's future could head down the path of CRT machinery.
When pressed on the specification of a 1000cc GSV-R, Aoki remained coy, ""It's a 1000, and has four cylinders, I cannot say much."