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Davide Brivio (Suzuki MotoGP) - Q&A

For sure we will discuss this option, but it will depend also - we can't offer a racing programme [next year]. So it will depend on what he wants to do and if it clashes with his races.
A few questions about the bike, first of all what is its name?

Davide Brivio:
There is no name yet! There is only some sort of code, it is like an internal design centre code.
What is that?

Davide Brivio:
It is 'XRH1'. As I say, it is just an internal code. It is not the marketing name. That will come later. It is not decided yet.
Suzuki has an inline engine now instead of a V4. Is it a 'big bang' engine?

Davide Brivio:
Yeah at the moment it is a 'big bang' engine, but of course in this development stage we are also exploring different options before we make our final choice. But at the moment yes, it is 'big bang'.
The factory Yamaha riders have made clear they would like a seamless shift gearbox, similar to the designs used by Honda and Ducati. Is that something Suzuki has, or is working on?

Davide Brivio:
Not at the moment! We will see...
Thanks Davide.

Davide Brivio:
You are welcome.

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June 17, 2013 4:07 PM

Well, there you have it. The delay for a year is due to the latest round of rule changes relating to ECU's, fuel restrictions etc. WELL DONE DORNA. NOT. Yet another example of how you constantly mess around with the rules to try and improve the 'show' and just screw things up instead. AAARRRGGGHHH!

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