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Suzuki has committed to MotoGP until at least 2026

Winning the MotoGP constructors championship with 2020, Suzuki commits to MotoGP until 2026.

Joan Mir - Suzuki Ecstar

SUZUKI has committed their future competing in MotoGP until at least 2026, joining Yamaha, Honda, Ducati, and KTM signing up for the next 5-year contract cycle from 2022-2026. 

This is of note as Suzuki was known to be considering a satellite project for 2022, with listed possibilities including VR46, Gresini and Petronas. 

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Joan Mir and Alex Rins enjoyed a successful season in 2020, with the first premier-class title since 2000, having returned to MotoGP in 2015 following financial turmoil. Not doing so bad in the recent 6 years! 

Shinichi Sahara, Suzuki Project Leader and Team Director, said:

“As Suzuki Motor Corporation we are proud to continue to compete in the MotoGP World Championship, as we all share the challenging ambition of measuring ourselves against the top motorcycling competition in the world,

"We started this new journey in 2015 and in only six years we achieved the Riders’ World title, together with the Teams’ title, and we are still hungry for more success.

Joan Mir - Suzuki Ecstar

"For these reasons we have extended our agreement with Dorna, with the hope and the commitment to continue the development of the technical and racing sides of the company.”

Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta added:

 “We are very happy with the renewal of the agreement with Suzuki, a factory with which we have been riding along for years in the World Championship and enjoy a great cooperation,

"Their return to MotoGP in 2015 was immediately proved a success and confirmed with the culmination of winning the World Title in 2020 with Joan Mir, we proudly extend this partnership and hope to continue setting milestones with this iconic brand.”

Alex Rins - Suzuki Ecstar

Now we wait for Aprilia to confirm with Dorna that they're set for more racing, but they're also looking at satellite options.

Unrelated, but this story makes me wish there was a Suzuki Hayabusa racing league. That would be incredible. 

Reference: crash.net