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Rizla Suzuki go back to Assen for annual event

Rizla Suzuki go back to Assen for annual event

Loris Capirossi and Chris Vermeulen will make an early return from their post-Laguna Seca break this weekend, taking part in the annual Rizla Racing Day at Assen.

The event –supported by Suzuki due to their close relationship with their main MotoGP sponsor- will see Capirossi and Vermeulen return to the scene of June´s A-Style TT Assen in order to put in two sets of five laps each with the GSV-R, sure to wow the crowds eager to feel the power of the 800cc machine.

`I am really looking forward to this event as I have heard many good things about it,´ says Capirossi, set to experience his first Rizla Racing Day this year.

`It will be great to see all the cars and bikes that are there and be able to witness them out on track. I have had a couple of weeks off the bike now and my arm (coincidentally injured in practice for the race at Assen) is a lot better so this will give me a chance to see how well it is recovering – I know it is only a demonstration but I will give the bike a good run to show all the fans what it can do!´

Capirossi´s teammate -and current form rider on a run of two consecutive podiums- for once has more experience than his veteran Italian counterpart, having already entertained the Dutch fans in 2007.

`This is the second year that I have attended the Rizla Race Day and I am really looking forward to going back – I am even flying back from Australia so I can participate in the day!´ says Vermeulen.

` We got a great reception there last year, especially from people who had never seen or heard a MotoGP bike and I´d like to think we converted them into not only MotoGP fans, but Rizla Suzuki fans as well. I´ll certainly be putting on a show for all the people there and make sure they leave with a positive experience of what a MotoGP bike is all about.

Rizla Racing Day takes place on Sunday, August 3rd from 10am, with the Rizla Suzuki stars on-track at 12.10pm. Admission is free-for-all.

MotoGP, 2008, Rizla Suzuki MotoGP

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