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Kevin Schwantz, Suzuki's #1 supporter

Kevin Schwantz, Suzuki's #1 supporter

Kevin Schwantz, Suzuki's #1 supporter

The Team Suzuki MotoGP team is set for their official 2005 launch this weekend at the Catalunya circuit in Spain. Kevin Schwantz, the popular 1993 World Champion, will show his support to the Japanese manufacturer by taking part in the event, confident about the chances of the team.

"I feel like I'm involved with Suzuki in their MotoGP effort, in my heart, but I don't get to come to all the races, I'm only coming to a few Grand Prix, only watching and helping in anyway I can," commented ‘Revin' Kevin'.

"Kenny Roberts Jr and John Hopkins are doing well so far this year, and it seems that Suzuki made some big improvements on their Grand Prix bike. Hopefully, we will see Suzuki back at the front."

For the American, the new infrastructure could prove instrumental in the team's progress this year. "The management with Paul Denning is an important change. From the Japanese standpoint, the crew standpoint, it's good to see someone who is very interested, very ‘hands on', keeping track of what's going on."

"I think management in the past had gotten to where things just kind of run, and now the team is getting more ambition, a lot of motivation to go out more and do better because the team manager is involved in everything, working in the garage. I think Paul will do a great job this year."

The former World Champion also commented on the comeback of MotoGP in the United States, as Laguna Seca will host a round of the Championship for the first time since 1994.
"The last GP they had in the States was in ‘94, I was there but I didn't race. It's a huge excitement - all my friends and everybody in America involved in motorcycling are excited about MotoGP and Laguna Seca. I think it's going to be a great race, they are making some big changes to the track for safe racing."

"Myself and Wayne Rainey, Eddie Lawson, Doug Chandler and maybe Randy Mamola will be racing there on Super karts, hoping to put on a good show and having fun!".

MotoGP, 2005

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