Suzuki plans to participate in testing next season
11 December 2012 – Dorna Sports CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta has confirmed that Suzuki is planning to test bikes throughout the 2013 MotoGP campaign, with the Japanese manufacturer eager to explore the potential for a return to the series after leaving at the end of 2011.
"They (Suzuki) are asking us to have some testing during the 2013 season and if everything goes well maybe we will see them in 2014," Ezpeleta told BBC Sport.
Ezpeleta added that a deal with Suzuki is not a huge priority, explaining that Honda, Yamaha and Ducati already give MotoGP a strong manufacturer presence.
"Nothing is agreed yet but this is not our main issue," he went on to explain. "We have three manufacturers at the moment in Honda, Yamaha and Ducati. If Suzuki are in we have four, and that would be the same as Formula 1, so it is not a big problem.
"The main thing is to have more competitive races. If we can do that with more manufacturers than all the better, but having competitive bikes is the key."