WSBK » Crescent Suzuki build towards debut year


“It's a matter of organisation and logistics, but we have a great bunch of guys and a lot of experience, so I'm sure we'll manage okay" - Jack Valentine

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Dan cartwrigt - Unregistered

December 22, 2011 4:50 PM

Yes I agree and Leon will prove a very formidable team mate , they will def set the cat amongst the pidgeons!!! On the right bike Leon will be immense and I think he has found his right bike again. Sky HD is ready and primed will be a cracking season!!!! Come on you brits you all have great bikes now crack on!!!!!

69er - Unregistered

December 22, 2011 11:12 PM

Dan couldn't agree more mate.
Hopper will take the spotlight off Leon leaving him to concentrate on what he does best-riding the nuts off a proper sized bike.

Johno - Unregistered

December 23, 2011 12:22 AM

How did Camier have the spotlight on him the last two years? I'm pretty sure he was riding in the shadow of Max for all that time.
His only hope this year is that the bike fits him better.
If Hopper stays injury free I think he'll finish ahead of Leon.

Kasser - Unregistered

December 23, 2011 1:01 AM

Hopper got pole at Silverstone last year - out of nowhere really. And had pretty good pace during the races. With an improved bike who knows how well he could perform.

And he's an awesome guy too.

We should be in for an entertaining 2012 with so many talented riders in the line-up.

Mcrewe - Unregistered

December 23, 2011 11:00 AM

Leon was always fast from the off in bsb, but took a couple of seasons to get it together. But then look what happend in 09. I hope to god this is history repeating itself on the world stage. fingers crossed the bike is up to it, and if he sorts quali out, the skys the limit. GO Leon

Tetley

December 23, 2011 12:44 PM

So far in this thread all the comments have been about Hopper and Camier, and although they are excellent choices for the ride, not enough credit is given to the team as a whole. Paul Denning has extensive MotoGP experience and continued to bring home results in a Suzuki GP team with limited financial funding. Jack Valentine is one of the most respected Team Managers in the business and he already has WSB experience from when he managed the Foggy Petronas team, despite being handicapped by a 900cc motor when everyone else had 1000cc. Yoshi has experience in so many classes of the sport they are certainly a force to be reckoned with. The riders may be the focus in the media, but the whole team is pure class. The bonus is they are British based and British managed.

SUZOOK - Unregistered

December 24, 2011 8:21 AM

@ Tetley

I fully agree with your comments. The lone Suzuki of Fabrizio was more than a match for most of the factory bikes with all their enormous resources.Alstare ran what amounts to a privateer team that received no financial and development support from the factory. Fab showed what the bike was capable of in the half of the season.The lack of factory backing reared its ugly head at the beginning of 2010 when Haslam finished second in the championship! I expect that the latest setup will leave many works teams red-faced in 2012. The present operation is a collaboration between Crescent & Yoshi.Suzuki have chosen to remain out of the picture and will only supply the necessary parts that will have to be tweaked by Yoshi & Crescent. Just mark my words.I won't be surprised if the Gixxers display their legendary pace once more with Yoshi now an integral part of developing the motors for Crescent. I can't wait to see Yoshi's bespoke exhaust systems adorning the GSX-R's! They are renowned

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