MotoGP » 'Significant work to do' at Suzuki.

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July 27, 2009 3:41 PM
Last Edited 2317 days ago

Suzuki is a disgrace. Chris V was beaten by Talmasci - in the wet. Throw out the "rainmeister" tag for CV becasue it no longer applies. And Loris only finished ahead of Talmasci. I'm embarrassed for them.

Ellar - Unregistered

July 27, 2009 4:03 PM

There has been "significant work to do" at Suzuki ever since KR JR won his championship. I reckon they need wholesale change in the engineering department and some hungry young riders. Loris always tries his best but as much as I used to rate Chris I think his time has been and gone as a Moto GP rider.

I cannot understand how Marco on the undeveloped Hayate can out perform a full factory effort.

Come on Suzuki get your finger out and get ultra serious about your racing effort.

silver - Unregistered

July 27, 2009 4:20 PM

IMO Suzuki will pull out of motogp,wsb,etc in 2010
They are not competetive in Motogp or wsb and have no entry in WSS.AMA/bsb is there best showing.They cant keep throwing money at non performances being it bike or rider problems.They must be getting hand outs from motogp to keep up the grid numbers,even hayate is out performing suzuki,Maybe they need some wholesale changes through their motosport effort.I dont think things can get much worse for them at the moment :?

Por Fuera!

July 27, 2009 5:32 PM
Last Edited 2317 days ago

What a shame, this bike is a career breaker.

Even thou some people hate to admit it Hopper used to make them look good all the time even when the bike would to bite him in the ass when pushed hard. I guess he was the only one willing to possibly die on this thing.

At least the Kawasaki/Hayate is good looking.

Crash 27 - Unregistered

July 27, 2009 5:44 PM
Last Edited 2317 days ago

Significant work to do, is an understatement!

For a start it is the pig-ugliest bike on the grid.

And CV has to go. Overrated as they come, and mate, give the Barry Sheene thing a rest will ya?


mystic meg - Unregistered

July 27, 2009 6:37 PM

that rizla team is destroying the suzuki name,WTF are they doing ??a bunch of to$$ers,that bike in pre season testing was impressive? suzuki gave them what they wanted ,and now they have fkd it up completely,on a damp level playing field they cant even perform .burgess-rossi would be winning on that bike.Suzuki should chuck them all out ,bring in K Swz and Spies,and build the bike and team round him ,then it would work ok

Spinach - Unregistered

July 27, 2009 8:20 PM

I don't believe they will pull out of WSBK but I can see MotoGP going away for them (and other teams not spelled Honda or Yamaha). If they took half of their GP budget and placed it in WSBK along with some good riders to back up Max N. they would be making a statement that they are back to compete and win and everyone should buy their bikes. As it stands now, unless you are in the US watching the dumbed down AMA races (which I am not) I don't see any draw toward the brand.

They should not have baulked at Spies' request for $$$ as he would have brought them TV time and results. This is not hindsight for them, so toss out that excuse. I tend to agree, they have cut funding development.

Marcus - Unregistered

July 27, 2009 10:50 PM

Dont believe the bike is as bad as it seems.
Denning CV and LC have had more than enough time ****ing around and absoloutely Fu*k All to show for it. Bring on Shwanzy and Spies immediatly and they would be competitive by next year.

race fan - Unregistered

July 28, 2009 9:29 AM

They had Spies and let him go (despite signing very promising performances without having previously ever sat on a GP bike!), so it sucks to be them. They can't have him now, seeing he is under contract by Yamaha and all, and at Yamaha they're hardly stupid, they're not going to let him go because they realize Rossi will retire in a couple of years. With Lorenzo and Spies they have assured Yamaha's future.

So, not only they're technically poor, they're also managerially poor. If they wish to succeed they should probably start from a clean slate: new managerial team, new engineering team, new pilots.

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