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Akiyoshi to test for Suzuki after Valencia

Akiyoshi to test for Suzuki after Valencia

Akiyoshi to test for Suzuki after Valencia

Kousuke Akiyoshi, the Suzuki test rider who made his most recent appearance at the recent A-Style Grand Prix of Japan, has announced his participation alongside John Hopkins and Chris Vermeulen at the first tests of November. It will be the first time that the official Rizla Suzuki riders will ride the 800cc bikes, straight after the final race of the season in Valencia.

The race at Twin Ring Motegi was Akiyoshi's first Grand Prix appearance, and he rewarded Suzuki's confidence in him with a noteworthy 13th place.

"Since the first day in Japan we had some difficulties. In qualifying we improved but then encountered some problems in the race. We couldn't use the power as we would have liked," commented Akiyoshi.

"After the test at Motegi, my next commitment will be the tests in Valencia and Malaysia, where I hope I can aid my chances of securing the 2007 test rider spot."

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MotoGP, 2006

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