News 27 Apr 2010

WSBK: Kagayama and Yoshimura Suzuki for Monza debut

Yoshimura is set to debut at Monza next month.

Yoshimura is set to debut at Monza next month.

Following its no show at last weekend’s fourth round of the Superbike World Championship at Assen in Holland due to flight restrictions in Europe caused by the Icelandic volcano eruption, the Japanese Yoshimura Suzuki Racing Team is now set to debut at the Italian fifth round at Monza next month.

With European flights cancelled from Tokyo Narita airport last week, the team was unable to make the grid for the first of three 2010 World Superbike wild card entries.

But last-minute permission has now been granted by the Italian organisers Infront Motorsport which will see the team and long-time Team Suzuki rider Yukio Kagayama take part at the race on 9 May.

“Since our Assen WSBK cancellation due to the airline chaos caused by volcanic activities in Iceland, the Yoshimura Suzuki Racing Team has been working to reschedule its debut and we will now participate at the next round in Monza,” said Yoshimura team manager Yohei Kato. “Without the support from everyone, it could not have been done and we are glad to have this opportunity to challenge at this stage.”

Yoshimura Suzuki will also contest the Imola round in Italy on 26 September with Daisaku Sakai, as well as the Magny-Cours round in France again with Kagayama on 3 October.