Phillip Island.- The Hamamatsu manufacturer announced months ago that it will abandon the championship at the end of this season, in a decision that caught all the members of the team by surprise and also Dorna, the promoter of the contest, with whom Suzuki had reached initially an agreement until 2026.
However, the manufacturer of the big S did not heed the commitment made and made his goodbye to the World Cup official, an exit that will become effective three years after winning the queen class title with Joan Mir in 2020.
Once the information was made public, both the two drivers and the rest of the team members focused on trying to close their future. Both Mir and Alex Rins will get on a Honda; the first from the official formation and the second from LCR. Several members of the current squad also found accommodation in other garages. For example, Juan Manuel Cazeaux , technical manager at Rins, who will once again work alongside Maverick Viñales. Frankie Carchedi , his counterpart on the Mir side, will join Gresini, where he will deal with Fabio Di Giannantonio. However, many of the Suzuki technicians still do not know what situation they will find themselves in once the last grand prix of this year concludes, in Cheste, at the beginning of next month.
Precisely for this reason, the news of the two days of tests that Takuya Tsuda will carry out in Japan next week have not gone down well with a staff that considers it an absolutely unnecessary expense in response to Suzuki’s goodbye.
The intention of these training sessions is to test a series of aerodynamic elements, in addition to other components that, surely and due to lack of time, will never be introduced in the Mir and Rins prototypes.