Suzuki Pulls Out Of MXGP Racing

Cycle News Staff | October 23, 2017

Suzuki Pulls Out Of MXGP Racing – It’s been rumored for quite awhile but it’s officially true now that Suzuki is pulling out of MXGP, as well as any All-Japan Motocross racing. The factory Suzuki team, which is run out of Belgium and has been headed by multi-time world champion Stefan Everts the last two years after taking over the reigns from Silvain Geboers in 2015, will not be supporting a 450 or 250 MX team in MXGP racing in 2018. Suzuki says it made the decision after deciding to “focus on the core business functions and restructuring of our motorcycle business.” The team has been functioning the last few years without a title sponsor.

The factory, however, will continue to support racing in the U.S. and continue to produce the RM-Z motocross line of production motorcycles.

Suzuki Pulls Out Of MXGP Racing

Suzuki Pulls Out Of MXGP Racing
The Belgian-based factory Suzuki team won’t be racing in 2018 in MXGP.

Here is the release from Suzuki announcing its decision to leave MXGP:

Suzuki Motor Corporation has decided to suspend the FIM World MXGP Championship and All Japan Motocross activities from 2018.

Suzuki Motor Corporation, having reviewed its Motorcycle operations to focus on the core business functions and restructuring of our motorcycle business, concluded to suspend the MXGP activities from 2018.

Suzuki will continue to produce RM-Z250 and 450 series and support those customers the entire world.

Suzuki expresses its great appreciation to sponsors and fans around the world for their strong support to its activities. The company will continue to provide valued products for its customers by utilizing the experiences earned through the Racing activities.

Suzuki Pulls Out Of MXGP Racing

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