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Paul Denning analyses Suzuki MotoGP´s current status

Paul Denning analyses Suzuki MotoGP´s current status

Paul Denning analyses Suzuki MotoGP´s current status

The presentation of Suzuki MotoGP´s new GSV-R prototype suffered various setbacks during the Sepang Test. Team Manager Paul Denning has analysed the different problems that impeded the team´s fluency during the sessions, and has drawn up a plan for the next preseason tests.

"To say that the test was frustrating would be an understatement. The new GSV-R is very innovative in a number of areas and has shown huge potential during the factory's winter development programme - certainly the bike is very capable of massively improved results. We did suffer a number of niggling issues here that we were unable to fully resolve at the track, but Suzuki is fully committed to quickly solving these issues"

"We were very pleased with the attitude and performance of both riders. John had to sit out most of this test but he was very committed to helping his technicians find a solution. When he was out on the track he comfortably posted times in the mid 2'02s on race tyres and if he'd had a solid final day there is no question that his final best lap time would have been extremely competitive. Chris impresses me every time he goes out. He is still very much in the learning stage, but his feedback and improvements are great and he has immediately become an integral part of the team. Akiyoshi san worked tirelessly for us throughout the whole test and the extra information that he has supplied will prove invaluable, he also managed to post some very competitive times and we are grateful for his help this week.

"We now move onto Qatar for the next test knowing that the basic package of the GSV-R is massively improved, and the team cannot wait to move onto the next stage in the development of the bike."

MotoGP, 2006

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