Eskil Suter

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Eskil Suter
Nationality Switzerland Swiss
Born (1967-06-29) June 29, 1967 (age 47)
Turbenthal, Switzerland
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Active years 19911996, 1998
First race 1991 250cc Austrian Grand Prix
Last race 1998 500cc Catalan Grand Prix
Team(s) MuZ
Championships 0
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
82 0 0 0 0 171

Eskil Suter (born 29 June 1967 in Turbenthal, Zürich, Switzerland) is a former Grand Prix motorcycle road racer and current motorcycle chassis constructor from Switzerland.[1]

Motorcycle racing career[edit]

In 1991, Suter finished in second place in the 250cc International Lightweight class at the Daytona International Speedway.[2] Suter had his best seasons in 1994 and 1996 when he finished in 13th place in the 250cc world championship.[1] He raced in one round of the 1997 Superbike World Championship but failed to score any points.[3] In the 1998 500cc season, he was a development rider for the MuZ team that used a Swissauto engine in a French-made ROC frame. When regular rider Doriano Romboni was injured in the second race of the season, Suter took over and scored points in three races.

Suter Racing Technology[edit]

Suter founded a company, named Suter Racing Technology (SRT) in 1996, which specialized in project engineering applied in motorcycle racing. Suter developed, in cooperation with Swissauto, the Muz 500 bike, in particular the chassis design and concept for the 1999 season, after the MuZ team decided to cease using the ROC frame.

SRT was responsible for the design and development of the Petronas FP1 900cc three-cylinder engine; the bike competed in Superbike World Championship from 2002 to 2005.[4] The company also helped with the development of Kawasaki ZX-RR MotoGP between 2004 and 2006.[5] In 2006 and 2007, SRT was involved with Ilmor Engineering in the chassis design of the 800cc Ilmor X3 motorcycle.[6]

In 2010, with the introduction of the new 600cc Moto2 class, Suter Racing Technology started providing its chassis to the category.[7] Suter won the Manufacturers' Championship in 2010 and 2011, but none of its riders claimed the title. In 2012, Suter claimed its third consecutive Manufacturers' Championship and claimed its first rider's championship when Marc Márquez became the Moto2 world champion.

SRT also built a MotoGP prototype machine for the 2012 season; the bike, powered by 1000cc BMW S1000RR engines, was tested from late 2010 and during 2011 by Marc VDS Racing Team.[8] The bike competed in the top class with a Claiming Rule Team, Forward Racing.[9]

Motorcycle Grand Prix Results[1][edit]

Points system from 1988 to 1991:

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Points 20 17 15 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Points system in 1992:

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Points 20 15 12 10 8 6 4 3 2 1

Points system from 1993:

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Points 25 20 16 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1


(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Class Team Machine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Points Rank Wins
1991 250cc Marlboro Aprilia Mohag RS250 JPN
-
AUS
-
USA
-
ESP
-
ITA
-
GER
-
AUT
17
EUR
23
NED
-
FRA
21
GBR
19
RSM
16
CZE
NC
VDM
-
MAL
-
0 0
1992 250cc Marlboro Aprilia Mohag RS250 JPN
14
AUS
23
MAL
19
ESP
NC
ITA
15
EUR
13
GER
NC
NED
20
HUN
23
FRA
11
GBR
NC
BRA
11
RSA
22
0 0
1993 250cc Mohag Aprilia RS250 AUS
NC
MAL
15
JPN
17
ESP
18
AUT
11
GER
NC
NED
14
EUR
NC
RSM
12
GBR
10
CZE
NC
ITA
NC
USA
NC
FIM
10
24 19th 0
1994 250cc Mohag Aprilia RS250 AUS
15
MAL
NC
JPN
15
ESP
10
AUT
10
GER
NC
NED
8
ITA
NC
FRA
14
GBR
10
CZE
8
USA
12
ARG
19
EUR
NC
42 13th 0
1995 250cc Mohag Aprilia RS250 AUS
13
MAL
12
JPN
8
ESP
NC
GER
NC
ITA
10
NED
NC
FRA
10
GBR
9
CZE
NC
BRA
12
ARG
-
EUR
11
43 14th 0
1996 250cc Mohag Aprilia RS250 MAL
NC
INA
11
JPN
19
ESP
NC
ITA
12
FRA
7
NED
5
GER
13
GBR
10
AUT
NC
CZE
7
IMO
NC
CAT
9
BRA
15
AUS
NC
55 13th 0
1998 500cc MuZ-Weber MuZ 500 JPN
-
MAL
-
ESP
-
ITA
18
FRA
NC
MAD
14
NED
-
GBR
NC
GER
13
CZE
14
IMO
NC
CAT
NC
AUS
-
ARG
-
7 26th 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Eskil Suter". MotoGP.com. Retrieved 6 December 2010. 
  2. ^ Harrison, Greg (May 1991). "Daytona Road Racing". American Motorcyclist (Books.Google.com). Retrieved 6 December 2010. 
  3. ^ "Eskil Suter at WSBK". www.worldsbk.com. Retrieved 20 February 2011. 
  4. ^ "Suter joins Foggy in Petronas Racing project". crash.net (Crash Media Group). 24 January 2002. Retrieved 3 December 2011. 
  5. ^ "Kawasaki launch 'potent' 2004 racer". crash.net (Crash Media Group). 25 March 2004. Retrieved 3 December 2011. 
  6. ^ "Ilmor X3 ready for MotoGP race debut". crash.net (Crash Media Group). 6 October 2006. Retrieved 3 December 2011. 
  7. ^ "Suter Racing Technology present Moto2 project". motogp.com (Dorna Sports). 9 September 2009. Retrieved 3 December 2011. 
  8. ^ "Successful shakedown for Suter Marc VDS MotoGP machine". motogp.com (Dorna Sports). 27 November 2010. Retrieved 3 December 2011. 
  9. ^ "Edwards confirms Suter-BMW for MotoGP 2012". crash.net (Crash Media Group). 20 October 2011. Retrieved 3 December 2011. 

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