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Suzuki begin Valencia test as Pons and Gresini teams look on

Suzuki begin Valencia test as Pons and Gresini teams look on

Suzuki begin Valencia test as Pons and Gresini teams look on

Team Suzuki today began a three day test at the Valencia circuit , as the Camel Pramac Pons and Telefónica Movistar Honda squads prepared their RC211V machines for action tomorrow. Although all three teams had planned to lap at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit from Thursday until Saturday, the two Honda outfits, who only completed testing at Mugello on Tuesday, preferred to keep their garage shutters down as they unpacked the transportation boxes.

Former 500cc World Champion Kenny Roberts made the most of the empty track and excellent weather conditions to guide the 2003 model Suzuki GSV-R around the Spanish circuit for the first time. The bike had only previously made appearances at Sepang, Phillip Island and Jerez, so it was virgin territory for Roberts and his new steed, which will come up against the Hondas for the first time during this preseason tomorrow.

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MotoGP, 2003

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