Suter will not be competing in the Moto2 championship in 2016. In an official statement on their Facebook page, the Swiss engineering firm announced they would not be applying for a constructor's license for Moto2 in 2016, and concentrating their efforts on working with Mahindra on their Moto3 machine, and supplying a range of parts for various teams and factories in the series.
When different riders agree on a subject, it is worth listening. Summing up the 2015 championship, both Marc Márquez and Andrea Dovizioso independently came to the same conclusion. When asked in the press conference who was stronger, Valentino Rossi or Jorge Lorenzo, Marc Márquez explained that it wasn't as simple as that. "It's difficult to say," Márquez said. "If you ask me, I would say Jorge is faster because his speed is really good. On the other side, Valentino is doing his 100% and he always finishes in front these last two races."
The FIM today issued an updated entry list for the 2015 Moto2 season. The list has only minor changes to the original line up, with teams now having to enter a chassis name. The Kalex domination of the series is nearly complete, with 23 out of 31 entries. Speed Up and Tech 3 each have 3 entries to their names, while Suter retains just two riders, both rookies. Florian Alt has at least raced in the Moto3 series, while Malaysian rider Zaqhwan Zaidi is completely new to the series.
Want to buy a Moto2 machine? AGT Rea Racing, the team run by and for Gino Rea, have a number of Moto2 machines on sale. The bikes include Tito Rabat's Marc VDS Kalex, the Caterham Suters of Johann Zarco and Josh Herrin/Ratthapark Wilairot, and Gino Rea's own Suter from 2014. Prices start at €58,000 and rise to €80,000 for Rabat's Kalex, while a vast amount of Suter spares are also on offer. For more details, see the press release issued by the team below.
Marc VDS Kalex, Caterham Suter & AGT REA Racing Moto2 bikes for sale to public
Press releases from the Moto2 and Moto3 teams after Sunday's races at Valencia:
SEVENTH FOR ANTONELLI IN ACTION-PACKED SEASON FINALE. BASTIANINI 11th
The 2014 campaign of the Junior Team GO&FUN Moto3 came to an end today at Valencia with another double points scoring finish: started from pole position, Niccolò Antonelli crossed the finish line in seventh place after fighting for the podium positions in the early stages of the race, while Enea Bastianini just missed out on the top ten claiming the eleventh place.
It was a fitting finale to one of the best season in years. The arrival of Marc Marquez in MotoGP has given the series in a boost in the arm. Not just in the premier class, the influence of Marquez reaches into Moto2 and Moto3 as well. Tito Rabat's move to the Marc VDS team completed his transformation from a fast rider to a champion, but the schooling and support he received from the Marquez brothers at their dirt track oval in Rufea made him even stronger. And Marc's younger brother Alex brought both talent and Maturity to Moto3.
Press releases from the Moto2 and Moto3 teams after Sunday's races at Sepang:
FOURTH CONSECUTIVE TOP TEN FINISH FOR ANTONELLI AT SEPANG. BASTIANINI SEVENTH IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP
Junior Team GO&FUN Moto3 rider Niccolò Antonelli displayed a determined performance this afternoon in a difficult Malaysian Grand Prix, held with scorching temperatures. The 18-year-old rider from Cattolica, who was starting from the fifth row of the grid, rode to a determined seventh place after putting up a great recovery which saw him catching the leading group with 7 laps to go.
Press releases from the Moto2 and Moto3 teams after qualifying at Sepang:
FOURTH AND FIFTH ROW FOR JUNIOR TEAM GO&FUN MOTO3 DUO AT A SWELTERING SEPANG
The penultimate round of the 2014 Moto3 campaign, the Malaysian Grand Prix scheduled for tomorrow at the Sepang International Circuit, will see the Junior Team GO&FUN Moto3 pair of Enea Bastianini and Niccolò Antonelli starting from the fourth and fifth row of the grid, respectively.
Press releases from the Moto2 and Moto3 teams after the first day of practice at Sepang:
ON FORM ANTONELLI LEADS THE WAY AT SEPANG. BASTIANINI NINTH
Junior Team GO&FUN Moto3 rider Niccolò Antonelli topped the timesheet at the end of the first day of practice of the Malaysian Grand Prix, today at the Sepang International Circuit: the 18-year-old rider from Cattolica, who found himself immediately at ease, clocked the fastest time at the end of the afternoon session with a good 2’13”583, just 0.3 seconds off last year’s pole position time.