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Denning sets out Suzuki wild card strategy

Denning sets out Suzuki wild card strategy

With John Hopkins set to leave Rizla Suzuki at the end of the season, with a ride in Kawasaki Racing his destination, Paul Denning's team have ruled out the option of bringing in any ‘outsider' for a wild card audition this year.

With John Hopkins set to leave Rizla Suzuki at the end of the season, with a ride in Kawasaki Racing his destination, Paul Denning's team have ruled out the option of bringing in any ‘outsider' for a wild card audition this year.

Speaking ahead of the Alice Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland, the Suzuki manager indicated that they already had their wild card spots for the season lined up, with bike development rather than recruitment on their minds.

"Suzuki's policy this year is maybe not so interesting on a new rider level, but is more geared towards improving the level of the Japanese engineers and also our current test riders," stated Denning this morning at Sachsenring.

"Kousuke Akiyoshi will race at Motegi this year, and Nobuatsu Aoki will be our representative in Malaysia. Nothing to report from a new rider perspective; there's been many stories and many rumours, but no plans at the moment," he added, before commenting on some of the changes that Suzuki will be making for the next few rounds.

"The schedule is very hectic, so we have only made a few minor adjustments for Laguna Seca. After Brno will be our next big chance to try things out," concluded the Suzuki boss.

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MotoGP, 2007, ALICE MOTORRAD GRAND PRIX DEUTSCHLAND

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