RR » 2010 Suzuki MotoGP machine to lap TT course

Suzuki has confirmed the MotoGP machine Loris Capirossi rode in his 300th Grand Prix appearance, at the 2010 season-opening Qatar race, will lap the Isle of Man TT course on June 11.

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May 05, 2010 1:43 PM

If this is the bike from the opening round of the 2010 season, then surely it is using one of the six allocated engines?

Does that mean the first GSVR engine has lasted only testing and one round, so now it's ready for the scrap heap?

Dave - Unregistered

May 06, 2010 1:07 AM

So Lorenzo on an R1, and Capirossi on a GSXR-1000 in 2010. It's ashame both appearances will be only parade laps rather than thrashing them for a time.

I'm guessing the GSV-R800 appearing will have a different engine than one of the 6 engines allowed in MotoGP. Surely they won't waste one on parade laps?

Moto Max - Unregistered

May 06, 2010 10:45 AM

For a start there is is no such thing as a complete GP Bike. They are made up of all the bits at the circuit and then pulled down at the end of the race. Nothing is complete except the engine. So what they will be doing is assembling a bike for the occasion which is probably 2009 bits including the engine. We will see.

John - Unregistered

May 06, 2010 2:54 PM

50 years of Suzuki!

I was standing on Druids at Brands the very first time they raced in the UK. I remember Fred Launchbury (Spelling?) was racing a George Todd BSA Bantam in the race and I bet my mate he would get placed.

As the race started the Suzuki's ran at a phenomenal pace and were soon way out in front (I believe Ernst Degner was riding one.) One by one they disappeared around Druids, followed by silence! Every single one seized! I cant remember who won but Fred finished 6th on the Bantam and all Suzuki's returned to the paddock on the back of a lorry! Things have come on a long way since then!


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