Suzuki To Re-Enter MotoGP As Wildcard Entrant At Valencia

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Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer, Suzuki has been testing and developing its MotoGP prototype machinery for over a year. The project has been led by Team Suzuki manager Davide Brivio and their test rider Randy de Puniet.

They have christened their MotoGP prototype as GSX-RR and will be active in 2015. Suzuki has revealed their rider line-up for 2015. Their first choice to ride their MotoGP bike was current Open Class champion Aleix Espargaro and his team mate will be Moto2 rider Maverick Vinales.

This Sunday 9th November, 2014 sees the penultimate round up at Valencia. Suzuki will participate in this MotoGP weekend as a wildcard entrant. Randy de Puniet will ride the Suzuki GSX-RR at Valencia as a reward for his hard work in development of the motorbike.

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Friday practice will mark Suzuki's re-entry into MotoGP after it quit back in 2011. It will be a tough weekend for Randy de Puniet who has been away from the action for over a year. The MotoGP weekend will follow tradition of three day testing in Valencia for next season.

Monday will be the very first time Espargaro and Vinales will take to the track onboard Suzuki GSX-RR. The French test rider Randy de Puniet will join World Superbike 2015 championship. He will ride for Crescent Suzuki and will continue testing for the MotoGP outfit as well.

The qualifying on Saturday 8th November, 2014 will commence at 18:40 IST. The red lights will go out on Sunday at 18:30 IST and the fight for second place between Movistar team mates Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi will be an entertainer for sure.

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Story first published: Thursday, November 6, 2014, 10:47 [IST]
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