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Denning pays tribute to Hopkins and Vermeulen efforts

Denning pays tribute to Hopkins and Vermeulen efforts

Rizla Suzuki Team Manager Paul Denning was glowing in his praise for riders John Hopkins and Chris Vermeulen after yet another successful race at Brno, in which the team took home second and fifth place.

Rizla Suzuki Team Manager Paul Denning was glowing in his praise for riders John Hopkins and Chris Vermeulen after yet another successful race at Brno, in which the team took home second and fifth place.

Another excellent result for Rizla Suzuki, and were very pleased with both riders today, explained Denning to motogp.com. For John in particular it was really good for him to bounce back from his disappointment at Laguna Seca, where we are sure that he could have got a podium if he hadnt been so unlucky with the crash.

The bike that we have is, apart from that of a certain Australian who keeps on winning everything, a real standout this year. It just shows how good the machine that we have is.

Whilst Suzuki are not commenting too much about the arrival of Loris Capirossi to the team next year out of respect for the fact that he is currently still a Ducati rider, Denning did illustrate the teams happiness to have their 2008 line-up and sponsor confirmed early on in the season. He also added that all three riders will be on track again tomorrow to test out a new engine spec for the GSV-R800.

John will be testing, as will Chris and Nobuatsu Aoki (Suzukis test rider). I think that these riders earn enough not to be given too much time off after a race! joked the British manager.

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MotoGP, 2007, CARDION AB GRAND PRIX ČESKÉ REPUBLIKY, Chris Vermeulen, John Hopkins

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