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Test rider steps up for Rizla Suzuki

Test rider steps up for Rizla Suzuki

A three rider Rizla Suzuki team will compete in round fifteen of the World Championship at Motegi with their regular test rider Kousuke Akiyoshi making another wild card appearance alongside John Hopkins and Chris Vermeulen.

A three rider Rizla Suzuki team will compete in round fifteen of the World Championship at Motegi with their regular test rider Kousuke Akiyoshi making another wild card appearance alongside John Hopkins and Chris Vermeulen.

It will be the third premier class appearance of Akiyoshi, who will be eager to continue with the excellent form he showed at last seasons Japanese Grand Prix, in which he qualified in 12th position and finished in 13th. His last MotoGP race was at Jerez earlier this season where he crossed the line 17th.

Commenting on his Motegi break Akiyoshi said: I am very pleased to be riding at my home Grand Prix. I have done many miles of testing on the 800cc GSV-R and the bike has improved a lot throughout the season. I will be trying my best and hope to give Suzuki a good result as a thank you for letting me race.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2007, A-STYLE GRAND PRIX OF JAPAN

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