In a statement today, Suzuki have confirmed that they are continuing in MotoGP until at least 2026.
The reigning world champions have been in motorbikes top racing class since 2015, re-entering the sport after competing in the 20th century.
The statement reads: “[The] Suzuki Motor Corporation is pleased to announce that an agreement has been signed with series promoter Dorna to renew their involvement in the MotoGP™ World Championship for the period ranging from the 2022 season to the 2026 season.”
“As a consequence of this, Suzuki Motor Corporation will deploy its Factory Team – actually known as Team Suzuki Ecstar – in the MotoGP™ World Championship’s MotoGP™ class.”
The statement also contains some words from Shinichi Sahara, the manager of the project, who 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. 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.”
Suzuki is currently second in the MotoGP constructors title, 41 points behind Yamaha.