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Vermeulen reveals Suzuki´s November test plan

Vermeulen reveals Suzuki´s November test plan

Rizla Suzuki will skip Jerez test in favour of Phillip Island visit for final activity of 2008.

At the same time that most of the MotoGP grid will be putting in laps at the Jerez circuit in the next official test, Chris Vermeulen will be taking his Suzuki GSV-R for a spin around his home track, Phillip Island. The Australian revealed at this week´s post-race sessions in Valencia that a different schedule had been set out for preseason, with the Japanese factory very much going their own way.

`Most of the guys will be doing Jerez, but ourselves and Kawasaki will be going to Phillip Island,´ said Vermeulen on a wet Tuesday in Valencia. `There are less tests for next season, but they come at the right times. We´re also going to different circuits every time, so that´s good for us. We´ll be going to Japan to do wind tunnel tests, but no actual riding of the bike when the testing ban comes in.´

As to what Suzuki will be preparing for the Australian visit, Vermeulen and teammate Loris Capirossi have currently been working on new parts for both the engine and chassis, with positive initial impressions.

`We´ve definitely got a direction, and we´ve seen improvements with the new parts. That´s good news, and we´ll see what they can do for Phillip Island,´ added the 26 year-old.

`I used the new fairing at the start of the season, and we noticed that it wasn´t the right way. Now it is working well and was a help to us at this test.´

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MotoGP, 2008, Chris Vermeulen, Rizla Suzuki MotoGP

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