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Vermeulen present at Portimao test.

Chris Vermeulen may not have been allowed to take part in the post-season Portimao World Superbike test, since he still has one more race as a Rizla Suzuki MotoGP rider, but the 2010 Kawasaki signing was still present in the Paul Bird Motorsport pits.

"I was hoping to get a ride on the bike at the Portimao test, but my current team does not want to release me from my current contract until the GP season is finished, which is completely understandable," Vermeulen had said, upon confirming his Kawasaki deal last month. "So my first ride should be at Autopolis in Japan on 18th and 19th November."

James Toseland also rushed back to Europe after Sunday's Malaysian MotoGP round. But since Toseland is remaining with Yamaha next season, the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider has been allowed to test in Portugal.

Testing at Portimao concludes on Wednesday.

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October 28, 2009 11:49 AM

Suzuki are real pieces of sh1t. They have tossed Chris out of the back door on his ass yet won't let him test. I'm not a big Chris V. fan but jeez let the guy test. They obviously feel that he isn't a valuable asset to them so let him get ready for next year. He's been a good soldier for them and not complaining to the press when given sh1t engines and bikes and seemingly being treated like a step child to Loris. Even with the preferred treatment, Loris is still only 3 points in front of Chris. Yet Suzuki is being selfish pr1cks. It's no wonder they suck balls.

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