New Troy Lee Design Rizla Suzuki MotoGP bike unveiled

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This is the 2010 Rizla Suzuki GSV-R with a new paintjob designed by Troy Lee Designs that will be raced by Loris Capirossi and Alvaro Bautista.

Livery direct from Troy Lee and his fantastic team of designers will feature throughout the Rizla Suzuki MotoGP squad, from the 2010 Suzuki GSV-R itself through to the race suits that Capirossi and Bautista will be wearing in this season’s 18-race championship.

Troy Lee Designs will also create the livery for the team’s pit-box and hospitality unit, as well as the team clothing and merchandise ranges.

Troy Lee has been customising helmets ‘For the World's Fastest Racers’ since 1981.

With an amazing team of racers from the four-wheeled world of Indycar, Sportscars, NASCAR and World Rally, to the two-wheeled racers of Motocross, Supermoto, Enduro, Freestyle, Dirt Track and Road Racing, and to the cycling world of Mountain Biking, Free Riding to BMX, Troy Lee has enjoyed working with the best in the world.

Paul Denning said: “Troy Lee Designs – and Troy himself – are iconic in the world of motorsport and Rizla Suzuki MotoGP is honoured to be able to introduce them to the world of MotoGP.

"To have Troy and his team responsible for the design process is great and - as you can imagine - the guys in our team are also delighted to be using a range of Troy Lee Designs equipment as well.

"There will be some nice “Troy Lee inspired” surprises during 2010 – and we’ll be really happy if we can go as fast as we’ll look!”

Troy Lee, CEO of Troy Lee Designs commented: "We are really excited to join in this partnership with Rizla Suzuki.

"It has been a dream of mine to be a part of MotoGP and provide my artistic skills to some of the world’s fastest road racers. 

"I’m looking forward to a great year of racing from this team and a strong partnership - we at Troy Lee Designs appreciate the fact that every day the racers get out there and put it all on the line, and Capirossi and Bautista look like two guys who always give it everything."

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Andy Downes

By Andy Downes

Former MCN Senior Reporter