|As the Motorcycle Grand Prix Championship (MotoGP) circus is currently on a break, Suzuki MotoGP is not stopping its on-going activities with the latest confirmation of the team’s participation at the British Superbike championship (BSC) in Brands Hatch, UK.|
Representing the team at Brands is rookie rider Alvaro Bautista. Bautista has been given the task to reverberate to the ear-piercing sound of MotoGP machinery on Saturday and Sunday this weekend at Brands.
The Spaniard will demonstrate the sheer power and pace of the Suzuki MotoGP GSV-R800 machine to adoring MotoGP and Superbikes enthusiasts. The current Suzuki four-stroke machine will be the fastest motorcycle to lap the 3.7km track and with top speeds of over 330 km/h.
In addition, Bautista will make an appearance at the BSC event which coincides with Suzuki’s 50 years of International racing. The link between the MotoGP bike and the Suzuki GSX-R for 25 years is evident in the marque’s racing ancestry, making this special demonstration extra special.
“It will be interesting for me to go to Brands Hatch because I have never been there before and it is such a famous track. 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,” he said in a pre-event interview.
Also on the agenda is a ‘triple header’ round of the BSC around the Grand Prix configuration circuit. Some tens of thousands fans are expected this weekend, making it the biggest event at Brands. There will be support races such as; the British Historic Grand Prix Championship and nine other races to keep British two-wheel fans very happy.
Suzuki MotoGP has also confirmed that the team will provide an opportunity of a lifetime to lucky BSC riders to ride the GSV-R.
The MotoGP, currently on a break, will resume in Misano for the San Marino Grand Prix from 3-5 September.