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Fabrizio pleased with early Suzuki impressions

Fresh from the announcement he will ride with Suzuki Alstare in the 2011 World Superbike Championship, Michel Fabrizio was pleased with his pace on the GSX-R1000 in Spain.
Michel Fabrizio has pronounced himself happy with his first official test as a Suzuki Alstare rider following three-days of riding at Motorland Aragon.

Though Fabrizio stepped out with the team during post-season testing at Magny-Cours, this was his first outing since being confirmed with the Japanese manufacturer for the 2011 season.

Still adapting to four-cylinder machinery after three years on a Ducati twin, Fabrizio was pleased to be making swift progress on the GSX-R1000 already.

"After our test in Magny-Cours in early October, it was good to get back on the bike and continue where we left off in France. Here we spent a lot of time working with the bike and trying to make me feel comfortable with it.

“After years of riding a twin-cylinder bike, there is a lot to adapt to, because the characteristics of a four-cylinder bike are very different to that of a twin. After these three days, I felt much more comfortable on the bike and I was able to steadily-build up my confidence. We haven't been chasing lap times or pushing too hard, but what we've done here is build up our understanding step by step.

“To be honest, I didn't expect to get on with the bike as quickly as I have - but that is a good sign. This track is quite technical and there are many ups and downs, but I like it a lot. It's a demanding track and although it's not that hard to learn, it is quite hard to shave off those last fractions of a second when you are chasing lap times."



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stuart - Unregistered

November 09, 2010 9:35 AM

Look forward to see Fabrizio on suzuki : he must be full of motivation seeing the past season. Wish him and the team good luck ! Go ahead fighting as you always did ...



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