Foggy welcomes Suter on board to develop engine
Carl Fogarty has welcomed the news that Eskil Suter has been appointed as the engine developer for the Petronas race and road bike projects.
The former racer’s Swiss company, Suter Racing Products, will now assume responsibility for the ongoing manufacturing development of the GP1 engine, as revealed on this site on Wednesday.
The design phase of the engine, which was carried out by Sauber Petronas Engineering, a joint venture with the Malaysian petroleum firm Petronas, has been completed.
Foggy said: " This is the best of both worlds for us. We have had the best engine designers involved and now our backers Petronas have chosen the best engine developers to turn our bike into a competitive machine.
" This way, we retain the F1 expertise while also calling on the experience of Eskil Suter, who has an impressive background in the world of motorcycling and is very positive about the whole project.
" He will be working closely with my team to make sure we meet our deadline of being on the World Superbike grid for the Laguna Seca round in July. "
Suter Racing Products will also be responsible for developing the engine for the Foggy FP1 road bike, which is hoped to be publicly revealed before the fifth round of the championship at Monza.