Aspar Team to use Suter chassis from Le Mans onwards

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Wednesday, 12 May 2010

The Moto2 team says the RSV chassis is a “competitive bike” but cites a “lack of development time available”.

The Mapfre Aspar Team have decided to change from the Italian manufacturer RSV to Swiss company Suter as their chassis provider, with effect from the next round of the 2010 calendar at Le Mans.

The Spanish team challenged for pole position with the RSV at the opening two rounds of the season with rider Julián Simón, but a lack of available testing time to develop the bike has been a deciding factor in the change to Suter.

“The RSV is a competitive bike but the Mapfre Aspar Team has two World Champions in the garage and they can't be spending time on development during the season,” explained team boss Jorge Martínez ‘Aspar’.

“The sponsors and the team itself demand a challenge for victory from the very outset and so we have decided to switch to Suter, who have enjoyed contrasting levels of success already and currently lead the Moto2 standings. We feel it is the right choice for us as we look to mount a challenge for the title, starting at the next race. The relationship with RSV is excellent but we have a responsibility to do all we can to have the most competitive material available and for that reason we have decided to make the change now.”

Riders Simón and Mike di Meglio will use the Suter frame from the next round onwards, the Monster Energy Grand Prix de France which takes place from May 21st-23rd, thus bringing the number of Suter chassis on the starting grid at Le Mans up to 13. The duo are scheduled to ride the Swiss-made bike at a test at Albacete this Thursday (May 13th) in preparation for round three of the 2010 season.

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