MotoGP » 16-year-old Elena Myers to ride Suzuki MotoGP bike


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Richard Mushet

August 02, 2010 9:53 AM

Nice story. Elena's one of the few riders in AMA that I try and take some interest in. She's already showing the blokes how to do it properly in the AMA club races and I think she'd develop nicely in the British Supersport championship.

The TC will probably be cranked right up, but she'll still get a good feeling what it's like to ride a GP bike (which very few of us will ever do.)

aeolus

August 02, 2010 9:55 AM
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Well why not. Add some sex appeal to MotoGP. :) In an article elsewhere Denning said Suzuki was having difficulty attracting quality riders after such a dismal season but this might be going too far.

suzukiaussietrav

August 02, 2010 10:00 AM

Cant imagine she'd do any worse tha Caparossi at setting up a bike. He clearly cant develop a bike as its only gotten worse since he started and replace Vermeulen. His days have to be numbered. Fast, on his day he is. But he cant and has never had to develop a bike.

BoZz

August 02, 2010 10:18 AM

Sorry this is un-related, But speaking of Loris, Why the heck did they dump vermuelen? He seems to have done more for SuZuKi than Loris and he's obviously a worthwhile rider on the grid. It's the bike that blows!
Anyway, that's out of the way , Give 'em hell Elena!

Kiyo Rulz - Unregistered

August 02, 2010 10:27 AM

@ aeolus

Not sexist or anything. "Add some sex appeal to MotoGP" - is that the only thing that a woman riding a GP bike would do? She wouldn't be the first woman on a GP bike, she wouldn't be a symbol of equality, she would just be sex appeal.
:rolleyes:

waz

August 02, 2010 10:41 AM

It would be a master stroke to give her a Suzuki seat in MotoGP. The bike and team are going nowhere and surely it would inject some interest into their efforts, no matter where she finished. I don't wish to sound patronising but it might open up a whole new realm of sponsorship and fans as well.

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