WSBK » Camier's power call answered?

"John's crew chief Lez spent some time in Yoshimura Japan after Phillip Island, sharing some data and ideas to improve the Crescent GSX-R1000" - Jack Valentine.

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pcxmac - Unregistered

March 27, 2012 3:14 PM

given the way Leon was exiting the last turn its easy to see how he was 10km down on Max. Suzuki need some good solutions so they can maximize the wear of their tires, Max proved that great tire utilization can mean the difference between last and second place.

SUZOOK - Unregistered

March 27, 2012 4:13 PM

I'm sure the GSX-Rs will show greater pace at Imola. Their two riders are back in harness to share data and ideas with each other so that the bike can be improved even more.Hopefully Hopper will enjoy a crash-free weekend and show what he & the bike is capable of.The Suzuki has loads of potential which needs to be unlocked once again.It has always been a very fast machine and was a missile, especially between the period when Corser wrapped up the title in 2005 until 2009 when Neukirchner suffered his horrendous and career-interrupting injury.Hopper would've probably shown a greater turn of speed at PI if fate had not played a "hand." Let the games begin!


March 27, 2012 11:27 PM

and exactly how many victories did he have in 2 years on said almighty powerful Aprilia??

Yeah, so better stick a turbo on that Gixxer and turn up the boost - he needs MORE horsepower than the Aprilia to contend for victory.

Liebig - Unregistered

March 28, 2012 7:32 AM

And in football it's always the referee...

I really do hope for more success for the lads, but I think Hopper will bring a greater change to the outcome than more bhp. For both riders.

pp916 - Unregistered

March 28, 2012 8:54 AM

That's a pity Rawdawg, I thought you'd given up in the nasty snide comments and were adopting a more rounded view......oh well, Leopard never changes his spots 'n all that....
The Yoshi Suzuki that raced in Europe last season was dog slow in comparison to the opposition, it may have been competitive 5 years ago but things have moved on and its left behind, a new team to the series, new rider to the bike, the other continually smashing himself up, how about giving the whole set up time to establish themselves rather than make rash judgements on one race weekend?


March 28, 2012 10:18 AM

I really dont think it matters what Suzuki do.Every team boss seen Max and his Apilla rip the field apart(race2), 2 more laps and the 2nd race was in the bag to.The Aprilla just seems to have more power than any other bike on the grid,i,m not a big Max fan by any means but you gotta hold your hands up, the guy can ride a bike.....

190mph - Unregistered

March 28, 2012 11:11 AM

Banter, people mention the power of the Aprilia as if that was the only reason Max stormed the field at Philip Island but seem to forget the fact that Max did alot of overtaking around the turns as well. Max was taking so much speed onto the start-finish straight it was no wonder he seemed to pass other riders with ease.

markyb69 - Unregistered

March 28, 2012 11:20 AM

Rawdawg, I agree with you. I had Leon in my fantasy team last year and got more and more frustrated with his small mistakes that cost positions and points. He should have done better than he has so far, been thouroughly outclassed by Haslam, Sykes and Rea so far on the world scene.

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