Suzuki has already offcially announced their team for the 2010 season, which is comprised of Loris Capirossi and Alvaro Bautista. "On behalf of Suzuki Motor Corporation and the whole team, including title sponsor Rizla, I want to wish Chris the best of luck in his future career," said Paul Denning, Suzuki Rizla team boss.
"He has been a great asset to us and a true professional at all times - even when things have not quite gone to plan. We have had some amazing high-points with Chris - taking Suzuki's first four-stroke grand prix win at Le Mans in 2007 being the obvious highlight," mentioned Denning.
Vermeulen will try now to impress some other MotoGP team in order for him to remain involved with the sport in 2010. "At the moment I’m still unsure. It is clear that I won’t be with Suzuki as I won’t be staying there next year. I want to stay in the MotoGP paddock and we are talking with some teams at the moment, but things are not decided yet and hopefully I will know a lot more after this weekend. The teams are private teams, but we have to wait and see," said the Australian.
Chris believes a top five finish is a realistic target as he is happy with the improvements they made to the bike. The 27-year-old rider declared he was satisfied with the bike at Brno and thinks Indianapolis could be a track where the Suzuki can shine.
"We are at a very special place. The first time we came here last year the weather had a big effect. But we would love to step back on to the podium again because it has been more than a year since we did so. We had a very good test at Brno and we had some new parts there which we hope are going to help us here," concluded Vermeulen.