“This engine is smoother. The 800 was more aggressive. The riding position and the frame is very close [to the previous Suzuki],” he said. “The 800 was very good and I think they took the good points and used them on this bike.
“The lap time today is not bad and for me to jump onto the Suzuki from the CRT I need some time to adapt my riding style, but I think this bike has a really good potential.”
On Monday morning Suzuki officially confirmed that it will return to MotoGP - but not until 2015.
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