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Suter Racing Is Through with Moto2, Focuses on Moto3 and MotoGP

Even though earlier this year Suter introduced their all-new machine that was to take on the Moto2 class in the Grand Prix championship, the Swiss company announces that this will not happen.
Suter race motorcycle 1 photo
Photo: Suter
According to Suter's Facebook page, they will not be applying for a constructor's license for the Moto2 series in 2016. This means we won't be seeing the SRT MMX2 on the track, despite Suter's initial claims that the new bike was significantly improved.

The Suter SRT MMX2 that was supposed to debut in 2016 had a new frame, a new swingarm and a revised range of adjustments, and the Swiss manufacturer also declared that the aerodynamics and ergonomics of the SRT MMX2 were also improved.

However, back in mid-July when we brought you the news, Suter only showed digital renderings of the SRT MMX2, with very few photos of the actual motorcycle revealed.

Suter plans to tighten the collaboration with Mahindra in Moto3, as well as "a new motorsport program"

The press release Suter published is laconic, to say the least. Suter speaks about how "no teams with winning riders are available to show the huge potential of the fully developed 2016 machine." The release mentions the three constructors' titles and the 2011 riders' title with Marc Marquez as the biggest achievements.

Despite obtaining notable results, Suter saw the interest of the teams declining fast in favor of Kalex, who dominates the 2016 grid authoritatively. No less than 26 Kalex bikes are present on the track at the beginning of the 2016 season, compared to only three Suter-powered machines.

Even worse, the teams that field Suter machinery also enlist rookies, with not a single top rider using the Swiss hardware any longer. This makes covering the costs of the SRT MMX2 program a very hard task, if not downright impossible.

Suter will focus on developing machinery for the Moto3 feeder class, and for the MotoGP, also, working with "bigger motorcycle manufacturers." Suter also plans to develop their own brand of motorcycles in the future, as part of a larger racing program, but when this will happen is a secret.

Likewise, it is still a mystery how Ioda and AGP will carry on their Moto2 program in 2016, with Suter calling it quits.
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