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Paul Denning (FIXI Crescent Suzuki) - Q&A

They said the bike is beautifully put together. It's a prototype race bike, but not a prototype of the race bike. It really looks like the finished article, very neat, really tidy, and nice to work on.

I don't know what the lap time was from Motegi, as everyone's been very professional, but there were lots of smiley faces and the bike as a starting point doesn't look so bad.

Crash.net:
With the technical know-how behind them can they hit the ground running when they get back into the series?

Paul Denning:
It's been two years out so they should be able to. But there is a big difference between testing and racing and obviously having a nice bike that works well is not impossible to achieve.

But obviously it's difficult to achieve and the target of running with Honda and Yamaha at the front of races is a big, big ask. It's never easy and it will continue not to be easy, but I really hope that the bike hits the sweet spot straight away and goes well.



Tagged as: Honda , Kawasaki , Suzuki , BMW , Aprilia

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TalentFan

June 20, 2013 5:31 PM

There you have it folks. Straight out of Denning's mouth (a guy in the know) - all the factory teams are there for is R&D, and they'll throw a fit if they don't get to play with the toys they want - and to hell with the fact that in doing so it spoils the racing. Once again (and once again many will disagree cos they swallow the crud that Factory teams are vital for WC racing without thinking IMO) I'll say it. Factory teams and influence are damaging racing!



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