MotoGP » Suzuki concludes 2013 European MotoGP test programme

"I'm a little sad that this was the last test for this season, as I've enjoyed riding this bike and working with the Suzuki Factory Team" - Randy de Puniet.

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Igor Brezovic

September 26, 2013 7:25 AM

Using RdP as a test rider for crucial comeback in MotoGP sounds like a bad idea from Suzuki. Last time he was on form was in 250's. That blue thing should be on the limit all the time, and we all know what happens when RdP is "on the limit" - leathers suffer.


September 26, 2013 8:38 AM

What you need in a test rider is absolute consistency, not absolute speed. You need to know your test rider can put in the same performance again and again so you can see exactly what effect a particular change has. The best test riders aren't necessarily contenders.

Randy isn't a contender, but nor is he consistent. Bad choice.


September 26, 2013 11:35 AM
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Well if its to racing on sonday with the pressure on him yeah i can say defenatly Randy is not the rider, but to make some tests is not the same probleme, randy know how to make one fast lap and understand what is good and what is not that good, i dont see big problems and 4sure Suzuki whanted one rider that have been involved in Motogp racing and Randy has been.. at least i dont remember other rider with the same level of experience that Randy have that was available and that could be a better test rider for Motogp bikes... I think we have to be happy because
1 he is the king of crashes and didnt

2 the Suzuki has been realiable..

3 they have been improving and updating the bike..

I like yamaha but aim honest we can t point a finger to any of the japonese manufacters it can be Honda or Yamaha or Suzuki or Kawasaki, all of them make great bikes and i really whant to wach other brand winning or fightingh well with Honda and yamaha.. I hope they do a great worck


September 26, 2013 1:25 PM

@Desh - well lets see - Randy is still in MotoGP and lands the test gig with a major manufacturer. Hopper, of whom I am a huge fan has managed neither. Take from that what you will.
Yet again though why don't the factories ask all people here who to hire as they obviously know nothing and all the experts are saddoes on the internet leaving comments in places like this. Yes me included.


September 26, 2013 1:44 PM

re: "i dont remember other rider with the same level of experience that Randy have that was available and that could be a better test rider for Motogp bikes"

see entry for casey stoner. honda aren't the ones who need help.


September 26, 2013 2:39 PM


Maybe Casey is with Honda and he will only do Tests for Honda.. But yeah you guys know that aim not a fan off Casey mostly because of some fights we have here around people that enjoy Casey and other rossi but its past for me... in the end Casey is the most recente World Champion out of job and was exacly what Suzuki need to understand better what they lack... specly because Honda since 2011 has been the most competitive machine all round.. Randy has been on CRT bikes and honestly he dont even have the same spec bike has Espargaro at least i dont bealive on that... So yeah if i was Suzuki Boss i would at least try to give him a Call just asking if was possible to give some words about the GSVR.. but aim shure Honda would not agree with

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