Suzuki duo expect to race new chassis in Misano

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Loris Capirossi and Chris Vermeulen expect to race a new chassis at the next MotoGP round in Misano after a successful test session in Brno earlier this week.

Capirossi and Aussie Vermeulen were both so impressed with the revised spec frame that they immediately requested to Japanese management to use one in the Misano clash on August 31.

The new GSV-R chassis helped with front tyre durability and handling and both are likely to have one of their bikes fitted with the frame in Misano.

Rizla Suzuki team boss Paul Denning confirmed to MCN that Capirossi and Vermeulen’s had requested to run the new frame in San Marino.

“I think both riders will push the factory to use it in Misano. A lack of spare parts is quite significant, so a big accident might mean you have to revert to the current spec machine.

"We’d have to do it one new chassis and one old chassis, but Suzuki would consider that. If that happens they could probably catch up on the spare part situation by Indanapolis time anyway, “said Denning.

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Matthew Birt

By Matthew Birt