News 8 Jul 2010

BSB: Suzuki's Bautista to complete MotoGP demo at Brands

Bautista will ride demonstration laps at the Brands Hatch BSB round.

Bautista will ride demonstration laps at the Brands Hatch BSB round.

The Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit will reverberate to the ear-piercing sound of MotoGP machinery on 7-8 August at the eighth round of the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship.

Spanish Rizla Suzuki rider and former 125cc World Champion Álvaro Bautista will be giving some high-speed demonstration laps on Saturday and Sunday as the Japanese manufacturer celebrates 50 years of international racing.

The GSV-R800 four-stroke machines will be the fastest motorcycles to lap the track and with top speeds of over 200mph, BSB fans can experience the superb spectacle of MotoGP at the Kent circuit.

Bautista is in his rookie season he has already recorded the Rizla Suzuki team’s best result of the year, following a sensational fifth place at his home Grand Prix at Catalunya in Spain last weekend.

“It will be interesting for me to go to Brands Hatch because I have never been there before and it is such a famous trackm” he said. “It will be good to learn another circuit and to visit a totally new place. To have new experiences like this is always good and it will be interesting for me to ride the bike and get more of a feeling for it at different places.

“I am looking forward to doing the demo run and showing the British fans that have never seen a MotoGP bike just what it is all about.”

Rizla Suzuki team manager Paul Denning was equally as excited for the event.

“We are delighted to be able to support Suzuki GB in their 50 years of racing celebrations and to bring the sight and sound of a fully-blown MotoGP bike to the Brands Hatch BSB race,” the Englishman commented. “This is a great opportunity for Suzuki to showcase the GSV-R’s technology and incredible sound in-front of a different audience.

“The link between the MotoGP bike and the Suzuki GSX-R – which is celebrating its 25th anniversary – is evident in their racing ancestry, so to see the two machines together at one event will be very special – albeit one will be racing for victory in the hands of Tommy, Yukio, Michael and Alistair and the other will just be ridden slightly less aggressively on its demo laps!

“Álvaro is looking forward to riding the Brands Hatch GP track, he’s heard a lot about it and I’m not sure if he’s scared or excited, but I’m positive he’ll let the Rizla Suzuki GSV-R rip and provide great entertainment.

“MSV put on a fantastic show last year and we hope we’ll be able to make it even bigger and better this year. There’ll be another rider or two experiencing the MotoGP GSV-R for the first time as well – so watch this space for details!”