Rizla Suzuki Shows New Livery for 2010

Rizla Suzuki finally unveiled their bike livery for the upcoming 2010 season of the MotoGP. As they have already debuted the GSV-R in testing this winter, the team now presented a slightly revised livery ahead of the Qatar outing next week.

The new color scheme – while still blue – was created by Troy Lee Designs, also a well-known player in racing overalls and helmet livery designing.

During recent testing, the GSV-R showed some impressive pace in the hands of MotoGP veteran Loris Capirossi, as the Italian managed to stay close to the leading duo – Valentino Rossi and Casey Stoner – in the last Sepang timing reports. Newcomer Alvaro Bautista also showed some positive signs in adapting to the new bike, which makes the team more confident prior the new MotoGP campaign.

Last year, while fielding Capirossi and Australian rider Chris Vermeulen, the Japanese manufacturer had to settle for 4th overall – after dominant trio Yamaha-Honda-Ducati – ending the season without a single podium appearance from either of its riders. The gap between them and 3rd place Ducati was 129 points.

It (the GSV-R) has been developed for the 2010 season with a focus of improved acceleration as well as increased durability to coincide with the new engine restrictions that will be implemented into this year's championship,” said a Suzuki statement.

Improvements to aerodynamics, chassis performance and electronic systems go to make this the most technically advanced racing motorcycle that the Suzuki factory has ever produced,” added the Japanese manufacturer.
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