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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.”

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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
Dean Harrison on the Silicone Engineering Kawasaki in the Senior TT.
Peter Hickman in the Senior TT on the Smiths BMW.
Michael Dunlop on the Bennetts Suzuki in the Senior TT.
Bruce Anstey on his way to victory in the TT Zero race.
Guy Martin on the Honda Racing Superbike.
Jochem van den Hoek.
Michael Rutter took victory in the Lightweight TT on the Italian Paton.
Dan Kneen celebrates with his team after sealing his maiden Isle of Man TT rostrum in the Superstock race.
Ian Hutchinson celebrates his Superstock victory.
Ian Hutchinson on his way to victory in the Superstock TT on the Tyco BMW.
Davey Lambert in the RST Superbike race.
A Sidecar narrowly missed spectators in an incident that was captured in a video posted on YouTube.
James Hillier on the JG Speedfit Kawasaki in the opening Supersport TT race.
Michael Dunlop in the Supersport TT.
Michael Dunlop on his Yamaha in the Supersport TT.
Peter Hickman claimed his maiden podium at the Isle of Man TT with a runner-up finish in the RST Superbike race.
Michael Dunlop at the start of the RST Superbike race on the Bennetts Suzuki.

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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.

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