Suzuki have confirmed their return to MotoGP in 2015 and are already testing the prototype machine at the Catalunya circuit in Spain. Davide Brivio will the team manager for Suzuki's factory racing effort in MotoGP in 2015, while Randy De Puniet is development rider for the new 1000cc inline-four GP racer from Hamamatsu.
In the last four decades, Suzuki won six MotoGP world championships - 1976 and 1977 (Barry Sheene), 1981 (Marco Lucchinelli), 1982 (Franco Uncini), 1993 (Kevin Schwantz) and 2000 (Kenny Roberts Jr.) After the 2000 season, until the time they pulled out of MotoGP at the end of 2011, Suzuki were not very successful in MotoGP and how they'll fare with their comeback to the sport in 2015 is anybody's guess.
The press note from Suzuki, which announces the Company's return to MotoGP, also says the revived MotoGP project will help Suzuki towards development of future production models, which means the 2015 GSX-R1000 should really be something to watch out for!
Official video after the jump...