Suzuki announced it is suspending factory support for the FIM World MXGP and All Japan Motocross championships. Suzuki will continuing to produce the RM-Z250 and RM-Z450. Suzuki will also continue to support its AMA Motocross and Supercross efforts.
Riders Jeremy Seewer and Arminas Jasikonis (pictured below) are under contract for 2018 with Suzuki’s World MXGP team while Suzuki’s All Japan team has Yohei Kojima and Kouichi Fukaya also signed for next season. At the moment, their status is unclear.
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SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION – MXGP AND ALL JAPAN MX STATEMENT
Team Suzuki Press Office – October 23.
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.