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Rizla Suzuki MotoGP heads to the rolling Italian hills

Rizla Suzuki MotoGP heads to the rolling Italian hills

Rizla Suzuki MotoGP heads to the rolling Italian hills

Rizla Suzuki MotoGP has made the short European journey to Italy for round six of the MotoGP World Championship and is looking to turn promising performances into impressive results.

Rizla Suzuki MotoGP racers John Hopkins and Chris Vermeulen have both led the last three MotoGP's at some point – Vermeulen from his pole position in Turkey and Hopkins at Shanghai and at the last round in France – and the team is focussed on building on the strong potential shown in these races.

Rizla Suzuki MotoGP will also be joined on race-day by two special ‘Rizla Girls' who will be wearing an innovative and radical new outfit as the riders line up for the race on Sunday 4th June.

Paul Denning, Team Manager

"Both the riders have shown over the past few races that improved potential is there in the Rizla Suzuki GSV-R. The team and the factory are working flat out to get the best from the bike and both John and Chris are riding it as hard as they possibly can – this was highlighted by John's crash at Le Mans when he was pushing the bike to its limits to keep with the front runners and get that elusive first podium. But he showed true determination by picking the bike up and getting it back to the pits before continuing in the race and scoring a point – that is the sort of commitment that will soon get him his reward.

"Chris is coming to his third unknown track in a row, so he will need to do as many laps as possible to learn the fast and demanding nature of Mugello. He has shown that he can quickly adapt to his new surroundings and I know he will be hoping that the bad weather that seems to be following us around stays away, so that he can get as much dry track time as possible."

MotoGP, 2006, GRAN PREMIO D'ITALIA ALICE, Rizla Suzuki MotoGP

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