WSBK » I expect significant improvements, says Laverty


Suzuki's Eugene Laverty is hoping for an upturn in fortune for the remaining three rounds of the 2014 World Superbike Championship.

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cassyo

September 02, 2014 8:43 PM
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I always loved Suzuki ( though I never had one) but something is telling me that it, simply, can not be the rider who, all of a sudden, lowered his performance from 9 wins last year to just one so far, in 2014. It has to be the bike, sadly.

Joeski

September 03, 2014 12:19 AM

cassyo: I always loved Suzuki ( though I never had one) but something is telling me that it, simply, can not be the rider who, all of a sudden, lowered his performance from 9 wins last year to just one so far, in 2014. It has to be the bike, sadly.

Agreed....

reinmacre

September 04, 2014 1:10 AM

I believe the present GSXR platform can still cut the mustard. These days it seems most of the R&D is dedicated to the electronics package and it is here where the Crescent team is lacking. The chassis is solid and EL58 commented on how well the bike handles. You don't win @ P.I. unless you have a bike that is both fast and handles well.

Now that Suzuki is making it's return to MotoGP, there should be a trickle down to the GSXR line up soon. Until then, Suzuki Motor Company has to commit to the WSBK effort via the electronics program, IMHO.

RSMick

September 04, 2014 8:54 AM

The WSB Suzuki use Motec, the GP bike did use Mitsubishi 2D, obviously the new GP bike will be using Marelli but I believe with software from the 2D people, so the same strategies may filter down.
Avintia tried Motec in their first year CRT bike and not very good results, anything that Hernandez achieved was down to him because that bike was like a bucking broncho through the corners as you could hear the power coming in and out. Although they still seem to suffer in the corner with the Marelli, but ast least its controlled.

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