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Suzuki pair review day one in Barcelona

Suzuki pair review day one in Barcelona

The Rizla Suzuki perspective on matters at the end of Friday practice at the Gran Premi Cinzano de Catalunya.

Chris Vermeulen was unable to join his Rizla Suzuki colleague Loris Capirossi in the MotoGP free practice 1 top ten at Montmeló on Friday.

Loris Capirossi – 7th

"It has been an interesting practice for us because we tried many different settings and found quite a lot of things out. At the end of the session I tried the engine with the new specification and it seemed to be a bit of an improvement on what we are using at the moment, but we have to check the data because it makes the bike perform a bit differently. Overall it has been a good session, but we still need to work a bit more on the set-up to get it perfect for here. The engine does seem to be an improvement and I want to thank Suzuki for all the hard work, because for us this is very important!"

Chris Vermeulen – 13th

"It's been good to get a full session in sunny and warm conditions. I went out with the hard front and the softer of the two rears - which I kept in for the whole session. I tried some different chassis set-ups between both of my bikes and we have certainly got a good direction. At the end - with more than race distance on the tyres - I did my fastest laps and moved up the order. The bike has felt reasonably good all day, but like I said we now have a direction to follow and we are sure that will help with both rear grip and durability of the tyres, because with such high temperatures that will be important this weekend. Hopefully we still have a long way to go and I am sure we will be making big steps tomorrow."

MotoGP, 2009, GRAN PREMI CINZANO DE CATALUNYA, Chris Vermeulen, Loris Capirossi, Rizla Suzuki MotoGP

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