MotoGP » de Puniet: Suzuki has 'really good potential'

'I need some time to adapt my riding style, but I think this bike has a really good potential' - Randy de Puniet

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June 18, 2013 12:07 AM

Oh, Monsieur De Puniet...., please say that Suzuki's new machine still needs an immence amount of development and is premature to come back to the GP. We just can't wait until 2015!!!!


June 18, 2013 1:30 AM

@Anthony, how can you comment on the bike's pace if you don't know how consistent it is? There are so many factors that come in with racing before even thinking about setting a fast lap like fuel consumption, tyre wear, engine durability and race distance performance. Just look at ducati, they can qualify but as evident in the last 3 races they cant keep that pace up. Also you'll see that it took randy 64 laps to get a decent time which was beaten by a CRT Bike!

Anthony Bradford

June 18, 2013 2:44 AM

@razghost, based on your 1st comment, why would anyone post a comment on this article at all lol.
Seriously though, don't get me wrong, I want Suzuki to succeed. As someone else as mentioned, a top tier rider would close the gap even more, and if it is doing that time, tyre wear and fuel consumption should not be to big a hurdle to get over with so much time before the 2014 season starts. The goal posts are only going to keep moving. As much as I want to see Suzuki succeed they always seem to put the minimum effort in required and make odd decisions, (let Spies go, not hire Shwantz as a manager, etc) and this decision to enter in 2015 smacks of more of the same.

Btw, I'm not completely ignorant to the ways of bike racing as I've won championships with 90% of my racing being run on superbikes etc.


June 18, 2013 2:51 AM
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I think it'd be cool if the big Japanese 4, along with BMW, Aprilia and KTM would all be involved in the series with (1) single-rider Factory team, as well as (2) two-rider satellite teams, making 35 potential grid spots. Heck, even just (1) two-rider satellite team per manufacturer, plus the factory team, would fill 21 grid spots with prototypes. For Suzi to wait until 2015 is a bit ridiculous! Randy, as good as he is, is no title contender, and the bike should not be judged until pushed to THE EDGE by a podium potential rider. Someone like Cal, Vale or Dovi could make up the difference and lap near or under the GP13s. Vale should go for it!! It makes sense at this point in his career.


June 18, 2013 2:55 AM

re: "I bet that 3/4 of a second could be made up with another / better rider."

no, indulging in "fantasy roadracing" simply causes you to think that. reality's harsh, unforgiving and you'd just as soon not live in it.

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