Our very favourite MotoGP press and PR manager Tim Walpole finally has his turn at the Suzuki Racing Blog and gives a few insights into the current state of mind of the Rizla Suzuki Team and where team and riders are headed in the coming months.
Here’s what Tim wrote:
I don’t really know if I’m coming or going at the moment and not sure whether I feel the 2010 season has started yet after the volcanic upheaval of the recent weeks! The whole team came back from Qatar in a positive mood and were all looking forward to the trip to Japan – and not just for the Karaoke – when a mountain in Iceland decided to scupper all our plans and leave us sitting around waiting to see what would happen!
So what is happening then I hear you shout? Well I’m writing this from Stansted Airport in England as I get ready to head to Spain for the Jerez GP; this is the curtain raising race to a hectic European schedule, but probably the best place to start. The atmosphere at Jerez is like no-other on the calendar and certainly not for the faint hearted. You certainly get to see things at Jerez that you just wouldn’t expect anywhere else, but at this event it just seems so normal! We’ll have the added excitement of having a Spanish rider this weekend as Álvaro makes his home debut – so that will be yet another experience for the MotoGP scrapbook.
What else have we got coming up? Well for a start the Team has just launched a Spanish version of the website with an Italian one soon to follow and Loris and Alvaro will be off to Greece next week to meet the MotoGP fans over in Athens. I get to go as well so that will be interesting to see how popular MotoGP is in a country that doesn’t have a race. We’re heading there to also help publicise Kevin Schwantz’s Racing School, so we’ll all get the chance to meet up with one of Suzuki’s champions. Following that we’ve got another couple of off-track activities planned for the forthcoming months – more of which will be revealed very soon, but it’s certainly pretty big news! This allied to a busy racing schedule including visits to the new circuits of Aragon in Spain and of course the re-introduction of Silverstone to the Grand Prix calendar, certainly makes 2010 an exciting year to be in MotoGP and one that I am pleased to be associated with.
Source: Suzuki Racing