Rizla Suzuki MotoGP pilots Chris Vermeulen and John Hopkins presented us their optimistic approach of the next race at Brno in the Czech Republic this weekend. Both racers recharged their batteries after the mid-season break and they are now anxious to race again.

Chris Vermeulen:
“I cannot wait to get back in the saddle again. I have had some downtime relaxing on my boat in Australia – I even went whale watching! But I need to race again – it’s my job! I’m glad that I have got next year’s negotiations all sorted and out of the way. I’m delighted to be staying with Suzuki and will now be able to concentrate on my riding and getting the best possible results for remainder of the season, starting at Brno!”

Vermeulen is also planning to build on his already impressive points tally that sees him in fourth place in the riders championship, having already scored 15 points more this season than he did in the hole of 2006. 

John Hopkins:
“I was very disappointed at Laguna, but that’ racing and it’s all done now. I love Brno, it is a great circuit and with how the bike and the tyres are working this year I really believe we have a great opportunity there. I am fully committed to getting the best out of the GSV-R and with corner-speed being a vital ingredient to success at Brno I think I have a good chance of putting us on the podium again!”

Hopkins has recovered from the disappointment of Laguna Seca, where a first lap incident cost him the chance to the desired podium.

As you could see Suzuki’s pilots are eager to race again and this can only be a good thing for the podium expecting team.

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