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Crescent Fixi Suzuki unveil 2012 WSB contender

By Michael Guy -

World Superbikes

 07 February 2012 20:22

The British based Crescent Fixi Suzuki team have unveiled the bike they will campaign in the 2012 World Superbike Championship.

The proven team have heavily updated the GSXR1000 that they campaigned in BSB last season with the 2012 bike featuring new Ohlins suspension, Brembo brakes, updated Motec electronics and engines from Japanese tuning legends Yoshimura.

The bikes are currently on the way to Australia where Leon Camier and John Hopkins will get their first rides on the new machines during a three day test at Phillip Island next week.

Due to the change from BSB to WSB, Crescent were unable to continue their partnership with former title sponsor Samsung UK, but have secured backing from leading London based foreign exchange company - Fixi.

Speaking about the new bike and team ahead of the first test next week, Team Principal, Paul Denning said: "The team has done a stunning job to prepare the new GSX-Rs for this level of competition; the attention to detail is faultless and I think that this will be the most-advanced GSX-R ever to grace a racetrack! Yoshimura's hard work and proactive attitude to engine development has also enabled us to be as well prepared for Phillip Island as we can be. John and Leon are ready, the team is very motivated; and we will put everything into competing at the best level we possibly can!

For full story with exclusive insight and pictures in to the UK’s only World Superbike team and their bike see MCN out Wednesday 8th February.