Elena Myers to Ride the Suzuki Moto GP Racebike at Indy

After being gifted with a Suzuki MotoGP Ride at Valencia in mid-2010, 17-year-old AMA Supersport race winner Elena Myers has once again been invited by Rizla Suzuki MotoGP to ride its GSV-R bike, only this time at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on August 25th. She will turn several laps aboard the racebike, a few days before the Red Bull Indianapolis GP that weekend.

Myers will also be signing autographs in the Suzuki display area at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway over the weekend.

“Words cannot describe how excited I am to ride the Suzuki GSV-R at Indy during the MotoGP weekend this year,”
said Myers. “We had talked about it last year, but things didn't work out, so here's a big thanks to everyone involved for making this possible. When I sat on the bike last year, it felt like it was made to fit me. So actually being able to spin a few laps on it will be quite the treat. I'm really looking forward to the weekend.”

Myers became the first female racer to ever win an AMA Pro road race when she captured the AMA Pro SuperSport victory at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, CA last year.

“We are delighted to be able to give Elena this opportunity to get some understanding of how Suzuki’s MotoGP bike feels and operates. She is a very talented racer – not 'for a girl' – she’s just fast full-stop! MotoGP is the pinnacle of every racer’s ambition, and there aren’t so many people who have ridden the very latest 2011 GSV-R – Bautista, Hopkins, Aoki and now Elena! I would guess she’s also the only female racer to have ever ridden an 800cc MotoGP machine? Either way, we really hope she enjoys the experience,” said Suzuki’s MotoGP Team Manager, Paul Denning.
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