Roberts to miss Germany, but Ryo rides again
Kenny Roberts will miss the German Grand Prix in order to have surgery on his right arm. The operation is to cure the arm " pump " which has been a reason for his poor performances this season, exacerbated by the heavier four-stroke.
He should be fit for when the season resumes in at Brno, Czechoslovakia.
Replacing him in Germany will be Yukio Kagayama, who is currently racing the GSV-R in the prototype class in Japan.
Akira Ryo will be riding a third GSV-R as a wild-card in both Germany and Czech Republic. The 34- year-old All-Japan Superbike Champion has raced in the last three GPs, and is helping the team develop the four-stroke.
" I will be riding my hardest to develop the bike and get a good result for Suzuki, " said Ryo