Mixed fortunes for Suter riders in Misano MotoGP™ race

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

The Misano MotoGP™ race was the first time this season where two Suter machines lined up on the grid, as Came IodaRacing Project’s Danilo Petrucci made his Suter debut alongside NGM Mobile Forward Racing’s Colin Edwards.

For Edwards, this was his best result so far this season, riding from 20th into 11th place, finishing narrowly behind the FTR-Honda of Michele Pirro. Petrucci on the other hand, riding his first race on the Ioda-Suter BMW, suffered a problem with his quick-shifter in the fifth lap, followed by a problem with the clutch. He continued to ride through the problems, yet could only finish in 14th.

Colin Edwards

"It wasn’t the best of weekends with no dry time and brand new electronic system to sort out in one session, kind of the same as Brno. I started the race and had no idea how it was going to work or if it was going to work, and just like in Brno, it took about 2 laps for me to figure it out and get comfortable. The way they [the electronics] are now really allow for a weight shift on to the rear and this is where all of the time came from. It felt good, this is the best it’s been all year, I felt like I could actually push. I obviously passed a few guys this race, I felt like I could battle. The bike still has its issues, but overall today it was good. Thanks to all my guys, they worked their asses off to try to figure this thing out with very little track time, so thank you to them."

Danilo Petrucci

"I know that it would be an hard race because we did just one practice on the dry with a brand new bike, but my team found the right way to set up the bike. Unfortunately from the fifth lap I had a problem to the quick shift and then to the clutch, but I finished the race, because this two points are very important for the next race in Aragón, which is a track that I like very much."

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