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Garry Taylor remarks on Suzuki's first Bridgestone test

Garry Taylor remarks on Suzuki's first Bridgestone test

Garry Taylor remarks on Suzuki's first Bridgestone test

Team manager Garry Taylor reflected the positive reaction of the Grand Prix squad, after their first experience working with Bridgestone at the recent Sepang test.

"We had three days, but John was only able to do 25 laps on the first day because of the rain. He was really impatient to get back on the bike for the second day, which is a very good sign; and he ran nearly 60 laps, almost three times race distance," said Taylor.

"The good performance of the tyres wasn't such a surprise. Everyone has noticed Bridgestone's rapid rise in results and performance over the past two seasons.

"We were all very impressed with the attitude of the Bridgestone technicians. They are obviously very serious about taking a step up next year. Suzuki feel the same way, and together with Bridgestone we're looking for success," concluded Taylor.

The tests were run using the 2003 GSV-R MotoGP racer in the specification in which it finished the season, allowing a direct comparison of performance. At the same time, Suzuki factory race department engineers were hard at work on next year's development of the 990cc V4 four-stroke racer.

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MotoGP, 2003

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