New to motogp.com?Register here

Tickets purchase
VideoPass purchase

McCoy to run revised chassis at Donington

McCoy to run revised chassis at Donington

McCoy to run revised chassis at Donington

Fuchs Kawasaki Team rider Garry McCoy will run a soft version chassis at Donington Park this weekend as he looks for improved speed from his Ninja ZX-RR. The chassis has been developed by test rider Alex Hofmann and raced to good effect, with the German picking up points on two of his three wildcard appearances so far this season, including tenth place at Assen last weekend. Whilst second test rider Akira Yanagawa will miss his wildcard chance in Great Britain as he recovers from a recent back injury suffered at Catalunya, Hofmann will link up with McCoy and team-mate Andrew Pitt as the squad head straight from Donington for a two-day test session at Brno designed to evaluate the latest development parts from the factory.

`Donington is another new track for the ZX-RR, with the challenge of the stop-go section and the fast direction changes of Craner Curves, which we know to be a problem for all our riders at the moment,´ said Team Manager Harald Eckl. `But we have some different chassis ideas to try, especially with Garry for the first time. We have a big test planned for Brno next week with new parts from our test program; unfortunately it was too early to have them in time for Donington. Obviously there will be a tyre focus at Donington because we are close to the UK base of our tyre partner Dunlop and it is no secret that Dunlop tyres have always performed strongly at this track´.

Hear what Garry McCoy has to say about his season so far by clicking on the video link at the right of this page.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2003

Other updates you may be interested in ›