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Guintoli happy to go up against Crescent

Sylvain Guintoli is looking forward to going up against his former employer Crescent Suzuki in 2012, three years after he making his Superbike debut with them.
Sylvain Guintoli says he is pleased to see Crescent Racing making the step up to the World Superbike Championship, three years after he raced with them in the British series.

Having built his career in prototype racing, Guintoli was a star acquisition ahead of the 2009 British Superbike Championship, the Frenchman making the switch from MotoGP in an effort to establish a new career path.

Winning on his debut, though Guintoli's season was hindered by a leg injury just three rounds in, his efforts were enough to earn him a move to the World Superbike stage, first with Suzuki Alstare and now with Effenbert-Liberty Ducati.

Now Crescent will follow Guintoli in joining the international stage for 2012, the former MotoGP rider confident the team will be fast from the off.

"I rode with them in 2009, in the British Superbike Championship, it was a great time so for sure they're going to be strong next year, they will fight at the front. I'm happy, we'll meet at the track and I will beat them! I always kept in touch with them because I'm based in England too, it's nice to have a good friendship and then fight on the track."



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DBL

December 11, 2011 12:19 AM

You do remember John Hopkins being on pole position for Crescent Suzuki at the Silverstone WSBK round, ok he only finished 5th and 7th (both times 11secs off the winner) but the WSBK races are longer than BSB and with proper testing and experience of WSBK race tyres and conditions they will improve.

TOMCOL - Unregistered

December 10, 2011 7:43 PM

Cracking bloke and great rider. With more luck on his side would have been way further ahead career wise than he is. Reckon he will still get there,no problem. Good luck Gwinters



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