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Petrucci to test Suter ahead of Misano switch

Petrucci to test Suter ahead of Misano switch

Suter has confirmed that Came IodaRacing Project’s Danilo Petrucci will contest the Misano GP on its Suter-BMW CRT bike as the Swiss manufacturer undertakes tests at Vairano, Italy.

Company owner Eskil Suter spoke with from the test at Vairano, where Technomag-CIP’s Moto2™ rider Dominique Aegerter was out on track today carrying out development work on the machine, ahead of Petrucci’s arrival tomorrow. He confirmed that the Ioda team and its Italian rider will be switching to the Suter machine ahead of the next race, with the support of two electronics technicians from Bosch.

Regarding the test, which is predominantly focussing on the Bosch electronics system, Suter commented: "We would like to move forward. We doing basically development stuff - to get the tools to adjust the system to the GP riders. Today was with Dominique [Aegerter] as he already knows the bike, and Danilo is riding it tomorrow so he can try it before the race in Misano. There, he will also be given two more electronics guys."

Much speculation has surrounded the future of Suter with the NGM Mobile Forward Racing team, after its rider Colin Edwards tested other CRT machines. Yet Suter was positive about the future working relationship: "Colin was looking for new motivation, but after riding the ART bike he saw there was nothing magic. We are in a way re-starting the relationship with Colin, aiming to make progress step-by-step."

He also added that with two riders on the bike with more electronics engineers and technicians in the fold, development of the bike should progress at a much quicker rate. Suter was also not concerned by the pace of the bike at the upcoming tracks, sighting that at the very fast track in Qatar and at the slow Sachsenring the bike went well – hence he sees potential for improvement.

MotoGP, 2012, Colin Edwards, Danilo Petrucci, Dominique Aegerter

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