WSBK » OFFICIAL: Crescent Suzuki to WSBK

Crescent Suzuki to race in the 2012 World Superbike Championship.

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SUZOOK - Unregistered

October 21, 2011 12:10 PM

Yippee! Hurrah! This is fabulous news. It looks like there will be at least three Suzukis on the WSB grid in 2012.The two Crescent entries and one from Alstare will be a welcome sight. Who knows, maybe Batta might pull a rabbit of the hat and enter two bikes as well. I wouldn't mind to see Nitro Nori on one of these bikes because of his past experience with in-line fours (Yamaha R7 & R1). He might just surprise a few people because there's a lot of life left in the old dog. He is still in his mid thirties which means he can call on a wealth of experience to develop the new GSX-R when it breaks cover. I'm keen to know who the riders will be at Crescent. A Hopper/Haga combination will be absolutely awesome, especially will full factory backing! Happy days are here again for all the faithful Suzuki fans like me.

Tetley - Unregistered

October 21, 2011 12:36 PM

"SUZOOKY Nitro Nori...can call on a wealth of experience to develop the new GSX-R when it breaks cover." Nori is an entertaining rider, very capable, fast on his day, but I would NOT think he'd be top of the list for development skills - everyone knows that he sets up his bike nose down, **** up, a style peculiar to Nori. My choice for 1012 Crescent WSBK would be Hopper and Ellison.


October 21, 2011 12:50 PM

As for Batta, i would imagine that he will be taking on another marque. There was talk of a deal with Aprilia. Batta wants proper support from Suzuki and it looks like Crescent will be getting that so i doubt he will be to happy to play second fiddle to them.
Suzuki or Yamaha for Nori would be awesome, ultimately i just want him on a competitive bike

george - Unregistered

October 21, 2011 12:50 PM

Still a good news, but still sponsors need for doing all the season for Crecent and Alstare ! Would be great to see two suzuki teams, that means with alstare 4 bikes and one or two supersport too. What a dream.I don't care if suzuki factory will be involved or not.


October 21, 2011 12:53 PM

Good news, but If the Suzuki couldn't give factory support to their world championship-winning team (Alstare), why would they give it to Crescent?

Anyway, I wish them good results. A Hopkins-Hill pairing would be impressive.

mike hunt - Unregistered

October 21, 2011 1:34 PM

Crescent will have a bit more money for development than Alstare (The Suzuki factory wants payment for its R&D which Alstare did not have)
So if they come up with some good bits the bike should be very competitive.
WSB will be a better bet for a championship win than Motogp untill the CRT teams become better, so if Hopper wants a championship he should go WSB for 2012/13

roadking03 - Unregistered

October 21, 2011 1:51 PM

@ Tetley...I like your thinking as well..Being American, Dream team would be Hopkins and..well..Ellison because Im a big fan of his...and he is a class act as well....

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