WSBK » Crescent to unleash new engine at Assen


“The Yoshimura guys put in a huge effort to get the new engine spec ready for Leon to try at the test and that has allowed us to go up another level” – Jack Valentine.

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SUZOOK - Unregistered

April 17, 2012 2:03 PM

Yoshimura's development work will pay off in the end. The motors are gaining smallish performance increments,but still enough to push the Gixxers further forward.My gut feeling is that the bikes are good enough to finish races regularly between sixth and tenth place. John & Leon might secure a top five place occasionally. I'll be over the moon if they could get onto the podium at least half a dozen times this year, considering that Crescent & Yoshi have to battle against the full might of the factory boys in their maiden season on the world stage.Full factory support from Suzuki will be enough to turn the team into potential race winners and regular podium finishers.Alstare proved this fact recently.

Dani the Fiddler - Unregistered

April 17, 2012 2:52 PM

@ corin

oh whoops did i strike a cord there? well yeah i think suzuki are utter abominations of a manufacterer when it comes to racing and building road bikes...so watch as this project goes to utter failure

Francis Batta - Unregistered

April 17, 2012 3:54 PM

@ Dani the Fiddler
What a *****!!Have you even heard from the riders who rode the gsx-r in wsbk for the las couple of years with alstare?They said that the bike was already at 100per cent in terms of development, and it had nowhere else to go in terms of evolution.Haslam said the only thing they could do with it was fine tuning race set-up for improvements.And the latest evolutions they had were all made by Alstare inhouse, because suzuki wouldnt step up their race package. I mean, it will be very difficult for Crescent to win races even with yoshimura support.Better hope for a new gsxr model for that.

Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

April 17, 2012 7:33 PM

@Dani the Fiddler "well yeah i think suzuki are utter abominations of a manufacterer when it comes to racing and building road bikes"

Perhaps it's time you tried some Suzuki road bikes Dani?

Perhaps you could give us the benefit of your experience and tell us which Suzuki road bikes are abominations?

I've ridden bikes from all the main manufacturers over the years starting with a Suzuki GT185 Ram Air Twin and none of them - even the unfancied stuff like the GSX600 Teapot was an abomination!

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