Suzuki to make MotoGP return in 2015
17 June 2013 – Japanese manufacturer Suzuki has announced that it will return to the top echelon of motorcycle racing, MotoGP, in 2015. Having cited "tough circumstances" as the reason for its departure at the end of the 2011 season, the marque has now assembled a European test team and will be back in action at the Circuit de Catalunya on Monday.
"After two years suspension since 2012, Suzuki Motor Corporation has organized its test team to undergo more practical running test at its advanced development stage and will participate in the official joint testing to be held at the Catalunya circuit in Spain," read a statement issued by Suzuki. "Through continuing running tests at the circuits inside and outside Japan for further development and refinement, Suzuki Motor Corporation will participate again in MotoGP racing from 2015."
Davide Brivio will lead the test team at European venues, while current Aspar CRT man Randy de Puniet has been named as the dedicated development rider.