MotoGP » Le Mans: de Puniet heads for Suzuki MotoGP test

“We leave tomorrow to Japan to test with Suzuki at Motegi” - Randy de Puniet.

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prof-x - Unregistered

May 20, 2013 9:14 PM

Hopkins is a risk, but when hes good to go, hes good to go, his performance in BSB, on tracks that really are not GP style tracks, like the more conventional layouts in WSBK/MotoGP show that hes got the ability. It's just a matter of getting the bike right, if the bike works for him I would give him a go, but it's got to work so hes not over the limit risking injury.

... So if Bautista and dePuniet are testing for Suzuki where does that leave Aleix? Suzuki really should consider committing their GP bike for the road and working to get back to grips in road racing. GP racing is a dead horse anyways.


May 20, 2013 10:28 PM

re: “We leave tomorrow to Japan to test with Suzuki at Motegi... That will be a good experience and I hope to do a great job.”

you'll shoot your eye out kid...! (santa claus)

re: "Details of the project are yet to be officially announced, but leaks suggest an Inline rather than V4 engine and that former Yamaha team manager Davide Brivio will run the team."

wait, nobody said anything about brivio...? he's not part of the old dysfunctional gaurd...!?


May 20, 2013 10:44 PM
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re: "Wow can,t believe you lot on here susuki returning is the great news"

except that ISN'T the news. the news is they are just testing. we've seen this movie. there's no guarantee they've built anything compettive...? and there's no gaurantee ezplata (like me) has any love for them...? that's 2 dealbreakers. let's just keep the cart behind the horse for now.

hell, even if they DID build something that's "competitive"...? it's built competitve to an old standard. it's nothing the new "marquez standard" won't make look like it's going backwards.

i4...? this thing'll be getting owned off camera by avintia and NGM kit. even if granted a berth, you won't even know they're there, just like the CPT (ie. claiming poverty teams).


May 20, 2013 11:21 PM

re: "If Suzuki can't find anybody better than that, they might as well quit before they even start!!!"

and there it is. suzuki will not find anybody better willing to risk their careers. all the other riders have had bautista, hopper, vermulen, and krjr's numbers on speed dial for years.

Zach - Unregistered

May 20, 2013 11:38 PM

I think Colin Edwards would be a good candidate to test the bike...he has ridden practically everything and his experience will be invaluable!

VF - Unregistered

May 20, 2013 11:55 PM

Hello Randy time to wake up and show your skills,to get back the eye of tiger take a chance a phoenix there is allways a reborn when you have eaten the dust.believe only in you in the fire inside cause at the final you all alone with the motorcycle.

AUS - Unregistered

May 21, 2013 5:25 AM

I hope you dont mind me asking you but are you a comedian in your day job?because if you are you need to get some new material,the stuff you are writing on here is getting very boring.

kopbeen - Unregistered

May 21, 2013 6:30 AM

from a suzi fan ....
suzuki need to up their game at least two notches to be competitve to the likes of honda and yamaha. yes i am secretly excited about the new motogp entries, but do they realy have the recipe to be even slightly competetive?? picking the right jockey is of utmost importance....and i dont think rdp is it.....neither is spies...he couldnt do it on a factory yami....he sure aint gonna do it on the suz. Cal would be my first jockey selection for the suz as he was a more competitive rider than spies last year.....
as far as the testing goes.......wud love to see pedrosa test the bike and get valuable feedback

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