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Myers to try Suzuki GSV-R

Rizla Suzuki MotoGP has invited 16-year-old AMA Supersport race winner Elena Myers to ride its GSV-R at Valencia, following the final MotoGP event of the 2010 season.

The offer was made after Myers was invited to tour the Rizla Suzuki pit garage during the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca last weekend (pictured).

“We saw that she was doing quite well over here on her Suzuki,” said Tim Walpole, Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Press and PR Officer. “So we thought she might like to come by the box and get to meet the guys and have a look at how we do things.”

“It blows my mind that people like that are kind of looking at me and the AMA stuff,” said Myers, who rides for the Lucas Oil Roadracingworld.com RMR Suzuki team. “To get this opportunity is a once in a lifetime kind of thing.”

When Myers arrived in Rizla Suzuki's garage, she was introduced to MotoGP racer Loris Capirossi, who asked a lot of questions about her racing and invited her to sit on the GSV-R.

“It felt really small,” said Myers, “but everything, all the bars and levers and pegs were exactly where I wanted it. I was like, 'I could ride this thing right out of here.'

"It was really cool, especially talking to Capirossi. I have a lot of respect for the guy but even more now that I've talked to him. I thought he was a really down-to-earth guy. Talking to him was just crazy, to say the least.”

Myers also met Rizla Suzuki's MotoGP rookie Alvaro Bautista, who explained what all the switches and buttons on the GSV-R's handlebars and dashboard did.

After Myers chatted with Bautista, it was time for the Rizla Suzuki crew to start the warm-up procedure on one of Capirossi's machines, and they allowed Myers' assistance to blip the throttle of the 240-horsepower beast.




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Joeski

August 02, 2010 12:20 PM

You guys on here kill me...I have been watching MotoGP since 1990 actively...and you know what when I saw this article, I thought it was the coolest thing. Here is a girl, 16 years old who is unique (how many girls are out there doing this), Guys! she is racing a motorcycle and doing ok for herself at 16. This ride for fun or whatever will only fuel her fire for the sport and I for one hope she turns out to be a young phenom!! And YES!! I do think a woman riding a bike and one who is talented is sexy....and PS she is pretty and may well do the sport some good! So stop hating and start appreciating!! You bunch on here (including me) will never do anything this cool!



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