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Weekend to forget for Fixi Crescent Suzuki duo

'You get days like today in racing sometimes, but it's never easy to deal with when the problem is not of your own making' - John Hopkins
The Fixi Crescent Suzuki team had little to cheer at Motorland Aragon after Leon Haslam and John Hopkins were both dogged by technical issues.

Camier finished ninth in race one on the Yoshimura-powered GSX-R1000 after starting from 14th position on the grid, but the Briton was ruled out of race two when he was forced to retire at the end of lap 17.

American Hopkins also registered a DNF in the second race after crossing the line in 15th place in race one to score a single world championship point.

Hopkins, who qualified in 21st position, had been running in 12th place in the early stages of the race before a series of mistakes saw him lose places.

Camier said: “The funny thing is that I felt that I was riding really well today. I was all over most of the other riders in the turns and on the brakes, but was losing out on acceleration out of the slow corners.

“On the back straight, I was losing somewhere between three and five tenths-of-a-second and that's hard to make up in this level of competition.

“The wind was quite strong today and it affected our braking points and it was easy to overshoot the corners - especially the slow hairpin at the end of the back straight,” he said.

“I am really happy with the chassis of my Fixi Crescent Suzuki and I feel that the electronics have improved quite a bit recently.

“If we can improve the acceleration out of the turns and get a bit more power, I think that our bike is capable of competing with the best.”

Hopkins, whose season has been blighted by injury, was unable to hide his disappointment after a weekend to forget in Spain.



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Moms apple pie - Unregistered

July 03, 2012 12:59 PM

Not so fast guys-Crescent Fixi ain't doing no worse than Ten Kate are doing with the Cbr1000rr,with the exception of Rea of course(he's the real deal imo)Give them a year of experience+data + see what happens.Wsbk aint like it was 5 years ago,Aprilia,Bmw+Kawasaki are spending millions on their projects...Onwards+Upwards i think.



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