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Reynolds to hit track on Suzuki MotoGP machine

Former British Superbike Champion John Reynolds will throw his leg over a 2010 Suzuki GSV-R at Brands Hatch.
Suzuki has announced that John Reynolds will take to the track aboard a GSV-R MotoGP machine at Brands Hatch for a series of demonstration laps as part of the manufacturer's anniversary celebrations.

The Japanese firm has arranged a number of events to mark its 50 years in motorsport and 25 years of the GSX-R, with the Brands Hatch round of the British Superbike Championship set to be the celebratory pinnacle.

Having already confirmed MotoGP rider Alvaro Bautista will ride the Brands Hatch Grand Prix layout on his GSV-R, Suzuki has now revealed that former BSB Suzuki champion Reynolds will be joining him.

"The GSX-R range is naturally very special to me,” said Reynolds, who now acts as Suzuki GB's race director. “I clinched my last championship on one, but it's also the bike I have the fondest memories of. I'm absolutely delighted to be given the honour of riding the GSV-R800 at Brands Hatch for the celebrations and can't wait to put the old leathers back on and lap in front of the crowds again."

BSB alumni Leon Haslam and Sylvain Guintoli will also complete laps of the circuit aboard their World Superbike Alstare-prepared GSX-R1000s.



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Greener02 - Unregistered

August 05, 2010 4:09 PM

Guintoli dosent know the full BrandsGP circuit just the Indy circuit, he was injured during this round last year but it's not like he needs to know the track well to do demonstation laps.

Jon

July 30, 2010 1:49 PM

Demonstration laps! All the riders will be cruising around Brands I'd imagine. The crows may spur Leon on to give it some gas but you can be sure that Paul Denning will have asked them to all be relatively gentle with the bikes! Haslam and Guintolii both know Brands Hatch well from BSB, and of course Bautista has ability in spades, but I think they'll be demo laps at about 80% race pace.



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