As expected, Suzuki has officially announced its withdrawal from MotoGP racing, though the Japanese manufacturer says it plans to return to the world championship in 2014. Suzuki cites the recession, the value of the Japanese Yen and a series of natural disasters as reasons for suspending its MotoGP program for at least two years. Reports […]
Suzuki Contributes to Philippines Typhoon Relief Efforts
Suzuki announced it will donate ¥7 million (US$70,013) in aid to help those in the Philippines affected by Typhoon Haiyan. Suzuki joins Honda and Yamaha which have both previously pledged aid to the Philippines. The latest numbers have raised the death toll to 3,951 people, with another 1,598 still unaccounted for, and another 4 million displaced from their homes.
From its total contribution, ¥2 million are from Suzuki’s Philippine subsidiary and its employees to the local disaster fund. Suzuki’s corporate headquarters in Japan donated the other ¥5 million through the Japanese Red Cross.
Suzuki Philippines also donated two trucks to support the transport of goods to relief areas.