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Vermeulen heads home for GMC Australian Grand Prix

Vermeulen heads home for GMC Australian Grand Prix

Vermeulen heads home for GMC Australian Grand Prix

Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Racer Chris Vermeulen will be racing in his first ‘home' Grand Prix as a full factory rider during this weekend's GMC Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island.

Vermeulen will be looking to put a good display in front of his home crowd. It will be the second time he has raced at Phillip Island in a MotoGP after making his debut there last season as a replacement rider.

`We are going to Australia in a very positive frame of mind after the Sepang race´, explains Paul Denning, Rizla Suzuki Team Manager. `It was a very tough weekend for us in Malaysia with the cancellation of qualifying - leaving both riders with poor starting positions and uphill battles - and Chris' illness. But the Team worked hard as a unit and the new spec engine that Suzuki delivered to us there certainly showed great potential over race distance´.

`We are under no illusions that it will be tough at Phillip Island and the possible cold conditions could play a huge part, but the riders and all the crew are up to the task and will be working as hard as possible for the best results. It will be great for Chris to ride at ‘home' for the first time for Rizla Suzuki MotoGP and I'm sure he will have many friends, family and fans cheering him on!´.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2006, Chris Vermeulen

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