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Yoshimura Suzuki to enter three rounds

The successful Japanese team makes its first tentative steps on the world scene before a possible full-time entry in 2011
Yoshimura Suzuki has confirmed the three World Superbike Championship events it will enter in 2010, with Yukio Kagayama and Daisaku Sakai sharing rider duties.

The team announced towards the end of 2009 that it was planning to quit the All-Japan Superbike Championship in favour of a part-time campaign on the world scene as a satellite Suzuki outfit.

The team has now revealed it will participate in just three rounds in 2010, at Assen, Imola and Magny-Cours, with Kagayama and Sakai riding the GSX-R1000.

Former Alstare Suzuki rider Kagayama, who will this season race full-time in the British Superbike Championship with Worx Crescent Suzuki this year, will participate at Assen in April and Magny-Cours in October.

Sakai, meanwhile, finished second in the All-Japan Superbike Championship for Yoshimura in 2009 and will now get the opportunity to ride on the world stage for the first time at September's Imola round.

Additionally, Kagayama and Sakai will pair up to compete in the Suzuka 300km, while Nobatsu Aoki will join them for the Suzuki 8 Hours.


Tagged as: Suzuki , Kagayama , sakai , yoshimura

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Marc - Unregistered

January 28, 2010 3:58 PM

Muggs I agree that if Mladin was into racing he'd do well but seeing him at the last race of the season it was obvious he packed it in and didn't seem interested in racing or competing anymore. He doesn't look like the type of guy that feels he has anything left to prove.



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