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Rizla Suzuki hits 200mph-plus on TT run out

Donald gets the GSV-R 800 up to 202mph, the fastest recorded top speed of the whole event
Rizla Suzuki brought the 2010 Isle of Man TT to an exciting close as Cameron Donald gave the manufacturer's GSV-R MotoGP machine a run out around the infamous island course.

As part of Suzuki's 50th anniversary celebrations, the MotoGP team and its rider Loris Capirossi took a trip to the race to participate in bringing the curtain down on this year's event.

While Capirossi would take to Suzuki's GSX-R1000 to sample a lap of the 37.73 mile course, TT specialist Cameron Donald was given the chance to ride the MotoGP machine in front of the crowds.

Although determined not to push too hard, Donald was still able to get the bike up to 202mph down the Sulby straight, thus recording the highest top speed of the whole event.

"Man, that was just amazing,” said Donald. “I thought the bike would be really difficult and twitchy to ride, but it was great. I was expecting to ride a steady lap, but it was so good that I was able to get a great rhythm going and pick up a fast pace.

“In fact, it was so good, I reckon we need to get some regulation changes for next year, as this thing with a few more laps on it, would really fly here."

Capirossi, meanwhile, was bowled over by the uniqueness of the TT course, declaring the event as 'simply amazing'

"This place is incredible. I've seen the TV footage before, but nothing prepares you for the TT course. The surface is much bumpier than I imagined and when you see the speeds that these guys run at, it is simply amazing. It's a fantastic event that you could never replicate anywhere else in the world."


Tagged as: Suzuki , GSV-R , Rizla , donald

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