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Suzuki struggle on Saturday at Donington

Suzuki struggle on Saturday at Donington

The Rizla Suzuki team were not on their best form in qualifying at the 2009 British Grand Prix and will hope for improvements on race day.

Chris Vermeulen and Loris Capirossi will be working hard with their crew chiefs on Saturday evening and Sunday morning as they look for solutions ahead of the MotoGP race at Donington, having qualified outside the top ten.

Chris Vermeulen – 13th

"I am really frustrated because I was looking forward to Donington as I've had some success here and the bike has worked well, but this weekend so far has been quite difficult. In the wet we had reasonable success, but it has been really tough for us in the dry today. We have struggled to make the bike turn how we would want it to and to keep the front end feeling and speed through the corners. That is something we will need to work on this evening, it's an issue we've had a couple of times this year and hopefully we can get it resolved for tomorrow. I know I don't really like the rain, but we might get lucky tomorrow and it will be wet - which would certainly help us this weekend. You never know what the weather will do at Donington so we will have to wait and see."

Loris Capirossi – 14th

"I don't really have a lot to say about today! I would like to thank my crew for the fantastic job they did at lunchtime today when they changed an engine in about 25 minutes, which was great work. It has been hard work on the bike today as we tried to find the best solutions for here but we are still struggling a bit. We have a couple of issues to still sort out, but things were better this afternoon compared to this morning. Overall the situation does not look too good, but we are here to fight as hard as we can and we will continue to do our best tomorrow, it won't be easy but we will be trying!"

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MotoGP, 2009, BRITISH GRAND PRIX, Chris Vermeulen, Loris Capirossi, Rizla Suzuki MotoGP

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