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Loris Capirossi's 2010 GSV-R800 part of TT celebrations

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.
The Suzuki GSV-R800 Loris Capirossi rode in opening round of the 2010 MotoGP World Championship will lap the Isle of Man TT course this year.

Two-times TT winner Cameron Donald will take control of the Suzuki GSV-R800 for the lap of the Mountain course as part of the celebrations to mark 50 years of Suzuki in international racing.

It is the first time for decades that a current Grand Prix machine has lapped the legendary TT circuit.

And in case Australian Donald needs any tips on riding the MotoGP bike, Capirossi will be on hand as he is also making a guest appearance during the TT.

The veteran Italian will join a special parade lap to mark the Suzuki anniversary, riding a GSX-R1000 around the course alongside other famous names on classic Suzuki machines.

The Suzuki celebrations also see Suzuki GB become the Official Motorcycle Partner for this year's TT and provide motorcycles for the travelling marshals. It is also supporting an exhibition of Suzuki history to be held at the Manx Museum throughout the race fortnight and is backing the famous Ramsey Sprint events, the Laxey Moddey Dhoo meeting and the parade of Suzuki machines on Senior Race Day.

Isle of Man Tourism political member Geoff Corkish commented:

“We are thrilled to share this anniversary with Suzuki and we are very grateful to the support that Suzuki has given the TT Races throughout the company's long history of competing on the Isle of Man.”

“Many fans will be thrilled at the chance of seeing a MotoGP bike on the Mountain Course for the first time and we also look forward to welcoming Loris Capirossi to the Isle of Man for his first experience of the TT.”

Related Pictures

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Loris Capirossi and his MotoGP Suzuki will both lap the Isle of Man TT course in 2010, with TT winner Cameron Donald taking the controls of the GSV-R800
Guy Martin on the Tyco Suzuki
Guy Martin on the Tyco Suzuki
James Hillier in the Senior race at the Isle of Man TT
Guy Martin in the Senior TT
John McGuinness on the Honda Fireblade in the Senior race at the Isle of Man TT
Senior TT race winner Michael Dunlop
Dean Harrison on his way to victory in the Lightweight TT
Michael Dunlop on the BMW Motorrad S1000RR in the Senior TT
Michael Dunlop, Conor Cummins and Guy Martin on the Senior TT podium
Dean Harrison on the Mar-Train Racing Yamaha in the Supersport TT
William Dunlop on the Tyco Suzuki Supersport machine at the Isle of Man TT
John McGuinness on the Valvoline Padgetts Honda in the Superstock race at the Isle of Man TT
Michael Dunlop lines up at the start of the second Supersport TT race
John McGuinness on the Mugen Shiden in the TT Zero race
Bruce Anstey and Michael Dunlop shake hands at the Isle of Man TT after the second Supersport race
Michael Dunlop on his MD Racing Honda in the Supersport TT
John McGuinness on the Mugen machine at the Isle of Man TT

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