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Interview with Paul Denning

"It's a much shorter list to say who won't be! There are so many strong riders and teams and it's up to us to maximise our potential and do our best, not to second-guess who else will be quick because they all are!

"As Crescent Suzuki, we are the new guys in SBK and we are entering with a "quiet" attitude; we have to respect all the top teams and riders and focus on our own performance."

Q:
Will John be fully recovered and fit for the first race?

Paul Denning:
"I guess the finger will never be perfect but it's good enough to race a motorcycle! John went through a lot last year - it was a minor injury that turned into a real nightmare.

"He's just started properly training now - after a horrible month of extremely strong antibiotics - but his base fitness levels are good enough that he'll bounce back quickly. I have no concerns - I do expect his fitness level to improve race by race - but it will be tough to be at a genuine 100% for Philip Island."

Q:
Leon is new to your team, but is experienced in WSBK, so how do you think he will adapt to the GSX-R1000?

Paul Denning:
"He'll adapt easily. The bike fits him well, he likes the basic chassis feel and he knows and trusts the team. We had a tough test in Portimao but Leon still wasn't far off at the end; he'll be right at the sharp end of the fight I'm sure."

Q:
In the team's rookie year in WSBK, do you think you can challenge for the podium?

Paul Denning:
"A simple straightforward question deserves a similar answer - Yes!!"



Tagged as: Suzuki , Denning

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Realtor - Unregistered

January 03, 2012 11:25 AM

another private team like Ten Kate..love it!! i hope the non-factory teams have a great season and stick it to the top dollar teams....especially BMW . (sorry BMW fans!) GO TEN KATE AND REA!!!2012

Mr Logic - Unregistered

January 03, 2012 11:04 AM

Not a great suzuki man myself but must admit Paul Denning seems very positive.But he does have a long haul this year. As of the Hopper mabey he's the secret weapon.If he fights as hard as he did at B S B there's a possable top end finnish. Leon Camier.Well we will just have to see.There is potential and he has good track experience. SO GOOD LUCK TO THE ROOKIE TEAM FOR 2012



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