What was already a foregone conclusion right at the beginning of the year, when Suzuki cut its involvement in MotoGP to one motorcycle, has turned out to be true. Suzuki has finally announced that it is leaving MotoGP but it claims that its absence is temporary and that it will return to the series in the year 2014. Suzuki has cited the ongoing downturn in the economies of the developed countries and the unusual strengthening of the yen as reasons for its withdrawal from the MotoGP series. Paul Denning who managed the Suzuki MotoGP effort will run a Suzuki motorcycle team in the World Superbike Series under the name of Crescent Suzuki. Denning’s outfit Crescent ran a team in British Superbikes and will now move to World Superbikes.