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Rizla Suzuki back on track for Estoril encounter

Rizla Suzuki back on track for Estoril encounter

Rizla Suzuki and the rest of the MotoGP paddock will be back in action this coming weekend for the latest exciting episode in the 2009 MotoGP calendar as the series moves to Estoril in Portugal for round 14.

Loris Capirossi and Chris Vermeulen will be looking to continue with the improvement in form that was shown on race-day at Misano in Italy three weeks ago, as they attack the 4,182m Portuguese circuit from Friday onwards.

Recent engine and chassis upgrades have both made a positive difference to the performance of the Suzuki GSV-R, and Capirossi and Vermeulen will both be striving to find the maximum potential from the new specification to enable them to perform at the maximum of their own abilities.

Loris Capirossi
"We had a good result last time out at Misano, but we still want more. The factory has been working hard recently and we have showed big improvements and we need to keep that going for the rest of the year and carry it through the winter and into 2010 I've had a couple of podiums at Estoril as well as a pole position start and I'd really like to add to that this weekend, we know it will be tough, but we need to believe in ourselves and try to take that next step."

Chris Vermeulen
"I can't wait to get back on the bike again after the short break we've had, I feel fully refreshed and totally focused on the rest of the season. Estoril is a tough track for us, but with the changes we've made recently I'm hoping that will point us in a new direction. I've had a couple of top-10 finishes there and although they are not the sort of results I would like, they have all been hard battles and I've learnt a lot more each time. I'm really looking forward to the weekend and will be doing all I can to push the bike up towards the front."

Press release courtesy of Rizla Suzuki

MotoGP, 2009, GRANDE PREMIO DE PORTUGAL, Chris Vermeulen, Loris Capirossi, Rizla Suzuki MotoGP

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