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MotoGP – Massive Potential But No Result For Rizla Suzuki At Brno

August 15, 2011

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Rizla Suzuki’s Álvaro Bautista looked set for the best MotoGP finish of his career so far at Brno today until he crashed with only six laps remaining. Bautista began the race from 14th on the grid and rode a superb first lap to put him up to 10th. On the fourth lap he moved in […]

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MotoGP – Day to forget for Rizla Suzuki at Brno‏

August 14, 2011

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Rizla Suzuki had its promising start to the weekend shattered at Brno today as firstly John Hopkins had to withdraw from the event and then Álvaro Bautista had a difficult qualifying session to leave him with a mountain to climb in tomorrow’s race. Bautista will start from the fifth row of the grid after he […]

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MotoGP – Hopkins out of Brno Grand Prix‏

August 14, 2011

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Rizla Suzuki‘s wild-card rider John Hopkins will be unable to compete in the rest of this weekend’s proceedings at the Brno Grand Prix after crashing in this morning’s practice. Hopkins crashed at turn three on his sixth lap in the very wet and slippery conditions, and as he slid into the gravel his right hand […]

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MotoGP – Strong start from Rizla Suzuki boys at Brno‏

August 13, 2011

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Rizla Suzuki’s twin attack of Álvaro Bautista and John Hopkins got off to an impressive start in the Czech Republic today, with both riders inside the top-10. Bautista completed 32 laps of the 5,403m Brno circuit to record a best time of 1’57.857 and eighth place on the leader-board. Bautista was regularly in touch with […]

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MotoGP – Double Headed Attack For Rizla-Suzuki At Brno

August 8, 2011

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Rizla Suzuki will resume the 2011 MotoGP season at Brno after a short summer break with a double-headed assault at the Czech Republic circuit. Álvaro Bautista will be joined by Wild-Card John Hopkins as the Spaniard plans to continue with the good vein of form that he has shown in recent races. Bautista looked to […]

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MotoGP – Bautista crashes out while challenging for the top-six‏

July 25, 2011

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Rizla Suzuki’s Álvaro Bautista ended today’s U.S. Grand Prix in the gravel after crashing out on the 14th lap of this afternoon’s race. Bautista made a confident start from 12th on the grid and had moved up a place by the end of lap one. He produced a couple of very strong passes over the next few […]

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MotoGP – Crash Frustrates Bautista In Laguna Seca Qualifying

July 24, 2011

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Rizla Suzuki’s Álvaro Bautista was left disappointed at the end of today’s qualifying session after a high-speed crash ended his hopes of capitalising on three very strong practice sessions. Bautista (P12, 1’22.669, 30 laps) lost the front of his Rizla Suzuki GSV-R on turn three and crashed at just past the half-way point of this […]

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MotoGP – Bautista Seventh In The California Sun

July 23, 2011

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Álvaro Bautista followed on from his strong performance last weekend in Germany to produce his best first day’s performance of the season so far at Laguna Seca today. Bautista (P7, 1’23.056, 49 laps), was in constant touch with the top-six through the afternoon session, even though he couldn’t find the rear grip from his Rizla […]

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MotoGP – Hopkins & Rizla Suzuki Re-unite

July 22, 2011

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John Hopkins will race for the Rizla Suzuki MotoGP team in the Czech Republic round of the MotoGP World Championship at Brno on Sunday 14th August. Hopkins will make his second appearance of the season for the Rizla Suzuki squad,  this time as a team-mate for Álvaro Bautista rather than as a replacement. Hopkins deputised […]

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MotoGP – Rizla Suzuki Head Stateside Looking For Further Improvement

July 19, 2011

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Rizla Suzuki has made a transatlantic dash to ‘The Golden State’ of California in The United States of America for the 10th round of the 2011 MotoGP World Championship. Álvaro Bautista is in a confident mood following his impressive seventh place last time out at the Sachsenring. He is planning to continue with the same […]

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MotoGP – Bautista Shows Good Pace In Qualifying

July 17, 2011

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Rizla Suzuki’s Álvaro Bautista showed a strong race pace throughout this afternoon’s qualifying session at Sachsenring to leave him in an optimistic mood for tomorrow’s race. Bautista  (P10, 1’22.604) will start from the front of the fourth row after qualifying less than a second from pole position, but it was his consistency throughout the session […]

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MotoGP – Positive first day for Bautista and Rizla Suzuki in Germany‏

July 16, 2011

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Rizla Suzuki’s Álvaro Bautista produced a strong first day’s performance to put him inside the top-10 at Sachsenring today. Bautista recorded a quickest time of 1’23.261 from his 46 laps around the 3,671m German circuit, to put him in ninth place in the overall standings and just over one second off the provisional pole position. Bautista […]

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MotoGP – German Grand Prix up next for Rizla Suzuki‏

July 13, 2011

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Rizla Suzuki will be at Sachsenring in eastern Germany for the ninth round of the MotoGP World Championship with Álvaro Bautista looking to take the positives from Mugello last time out. With his fitness back to 100%, Bautista is looking for a confidence-inspiring ride at the German circuit to propel him into the second half […]

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MotoGP – Upbeat first day for Bautista despite more weather disruptions‏

July 2, 2011

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Rizla Suzuki’s Álvaro Bautista took full advantage of the favourable weather this morning to post a competitive time and put him in a position to make further advances at Mugello this weekend. Bautista (P10, 1’50.658, 20 laps) was regularly in the top-10 during the morning free practice session that was held in bright sunshine and […]

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MotoGP – Bautista in a determined mood ahead of Mugello

June 28, 2011

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Rizla Suzuki has made a trans-European journey to Italy from The Netherlands for the eighth round of the MotoGP Championship to be held at the beautiful Mugello circuit this weekend. Álvaro Bautista will be looking to find a solution to the grip issues that he struggled with last time out at Assen. He is hoping […]

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MotoGP – Water & Oil Cause Chaos For Rizla Suzuki At Assen

June 24, 2011

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Rizla Suzuki was forced to miss this today’s second free practice session after an oil spill earlier in the day led to all of this afternoon’s proceedings being cancelled. Heavy rain at the Assen circuit this morning made conditions very difficult for all classes, but two separate oil leaks from riders in the Moto2 field […]

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MotoGP – Next Stop Assen For Rizla Suzuki & Bautista

June 21, 2011

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Rizla Suzuki is on its way to ‘The Cathedral of Motorcycle Racing’ as it heads to the Netherlands for the Dutch TT in Assen, and round seven of the 2011 MotoGP World Championship. Álvaro Bautista is in a positive mood as he travels to the 4,542m Dutch circuit – a track that he tasted 250cc […]

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MotoGP – Rizla Suzuki Off To New Look Silverstone For ‘Home’ Grand Prix

June 9, 2011

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Rizla Suzuki has made the journey back to its home country of England for the sixth round of the MotoGP World Championship that will be held at the famous Silverstone circuit this weekend. Álvaro Bautista is in a determined mood to carry on the good work of last weekend’s Grand Prix, despite his disappointment of […]

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MotoGP – Tough Race For Bautista At Home Grand Prix

June 6, 2011

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Rizla Suzuki’s Álvaro Bautista was left frustrated at the end of today’s Catalan Grand Prix after the Spaniard finished his home race in 12th position. Bautista had looked competitive all weekend and after heavy overnight rain had soaked the track this morning, he continued with his good form in the wet warm-up session to record […]

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MotoGP – Bautista Heading Home And Ready To Race

June 1, 2011

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Rizla Suzuki’s Álvaro Bautista is eagerly awaiting his home Grand Prix at Montmelo in Catalunya this weekend, determined to put the rigours of this season so far firmly behind him. Bautista will be back at full fitness as he heads to the Catalonian circuit, following the last two races that have seen him make an […]

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