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De Puniet impresses at Valencia test

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Rizla Suzuki gave an impromptu test to French MotoGP racer Randy de Puniet and he wasted no time impressing the team onboard the GSV-R read more »

First corner disaster ends Rizla Suzuki’s season early

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Álvaro Bautista was involved in a four rider crash on the first corner during today’s Valencian Grand Prix that scuppered any chances of a successful end to the season for the Rizla Suzuki team.

Bautista on second row for final race of the year

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Álvaro Bautista produced another strong performance in the tricky conditions of today’s qualifying to take fifth place on the grid for tomorrow’s race.

Bautista gets off to a fast start

Thursday, 1, January 1970

The Rizla Suzuki rider topped the wet afternoon session on Friday at the Valencia GP.

Bautista targeting strong season finale

Thursday, 1, January 1970

The Rizla Suzuki rider wants to convert his recent promising form into a good result in the final race of 2011.

Third row for Bautista at a sweltering Sepang

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Rizla Suzuki’s Álvaro Bautista will start tomorrow’s Shell Advance Malaysian Grand Prix from the middle of the third row after qualifying in eighth.

Hopkins forced to withdraw from Malaysian GP

Thursday, 1, January 1970

John Hopkins has had to withdraw from of this weekend’s Sepang GP due to further complications with the broken finger he damaged in Brno earlier this season.

Encouraging first day for Rizla Suzuki duo

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Álvaro Bautista and John Hopkins began their preparations for Sunday’s Shell Advance Malaysian Grand Prix with a positive performance from both at Sepang today.

Rizla Suzuki doubles-up for Malaysian attack

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Rizla Suzuki is in Sepang for the Malaysian Grand Prix where team rider Álvaro Bautista will be joined by wild-card entry John Hopkins.

Bautista caught out by the weather at an unpredictable Phillip Island

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Rizla Suzuki’s Álvaro Bautista crashed out of the Iveco Australian Grand Prix during a sudden rain-shower after he looked certain to claim his best dry finish of the season.

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Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Information:

Rizla Suzuki is the official factory backed team of Suzuki in the MotoGP World Championship, with its roots in MotoGP reaching as far back as 1974. Suzuki’s motorcycle operations are based at Hamamatsu in Japan, with the MotoGP team headquarters residing at Verwood in Dorset, England, and Paul Denning providing team management.

For the 2011 season, the team is fielding only one rider aboard the GSV-R machine with no replacement for Loris Capirossi, who moved to the Pramac Racing team. Álvaro Bautista remains, entering his second year with the Rizla Suzuki outfit for his second season in the premier class.

Team Management

    Álvaro Bautista Crew

    • Tom O'KaneCrew Chief
    • Simon WestwoodCrew Leader
    • Gary McLarenData Analyst
    • George DziedzicTechnician
    • Ray HuguesTechnician
    • Mark FlemingTruck Driver & Technician
    • Jeremy WilsonTruck Driver & Technician
    • Manfred GeisslerECU Control Assistance
    • Bike Info
    • Bike Suzuki GSV-R
    • Engine 800cc Four stroke water cooled V4
    • Power Around 210hp
    • Top Speed In excess of 330km/h
    • Dry weight 150kg
    • Chassis Twin spar aluminium alloy frame
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    • Suspension
    • Front - Inverted type telescopic (Öhlins)
    • Rear - Link type (Öhlins)
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    • Brakes
    • Front - Double carbon disc (Brembo)
    • Rear - Single steel disc (Brembo)
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