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Piaggio Group: Massimo Rivola to be Aprilia Racing CEO

December 21, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on Piaggio Group: Massimo Rivola to be Aprilia Racing CEO

Noale, 20 December 2018 – The Piaggio Group (PIA.MI) announces that from 7 January 2019 Massimo Rivola will assume the responsibilities as CEO of Aprilia Racing. Forty-seven years old with a business degree, a motorcycle […]

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RAIN IN SPAIN AS IANNONE AND RINS TAKE TOP 10

November 17, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on RAIN IN SPAIN AS IANNONE AND RINS TAKE TOP 10

Team Suzuki Press Office – November 16. Andrea Iannone: 6th – 1:40.685 (+ 0.918) Alex Rins: 10th – 1:40.965 (+ 1.198) • Andrea Iannone feeling confident in wet conditions. • Alex Rins consistent on opening […]

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SUPERB SECOND PLACE IN SEPANG FOR ALEX RINS

November 4, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on SUPERB SECOND PLACE IN SEPANG FOR ALEX RINS

Team Suzuki Press Office – November 4. Alex Rins: 2nd (+ 1.898) Andrea Iannone: DNF • Alex Rins rockets up standings, and brings Suzuki third podium in a row. • Andrea Iannone very unlucky with […]

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Front Row Start In Sepang For Andrea Iannone

November 3, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on Front Row Start In Sepang For Andrea Iannone

Team Suzuki Press Office – November 3. Andrea Iannone: 4th – 2:13.097 (+ 0.936) Alex Rins: 8th – 2:13.463 (+ 1.302) • Andrea Iannone set the 4th fastest time but starts on front row due […]

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ALEX RINS RISES TO THE TOP ON DAY 1 IN SEPANG

November 2, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on ALEX RINS RISES TO THE TOP ON DAY 1 IN SEPANG

Team Suzuki Press Office – November 2. Alex Rins: 1st – 1:59.608 Andrea Iannone: 9th – 2:00.502 (+ 0.894) • Alex Rins makes rapid improvements to place 1st. • Andrea Iannone not far away in […]

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LAST ROUND OF THE FLY AWAYS IN MALAYSIA

October 31, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on LAST ROUND OF THE FLY AWAYS IN MALAYSIA

Team Suzuki Press Office – October 31. The Malaysian GP will be the penultimate round of the season, and also the last one of the long series of fly aways – part of an exciting […]

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BOTH IANNONE AND RINS TO START FROM SECOND ROW

October 27, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on BOTH IANNONE AND RINS TO START FROM SECOND ROW

Team Suzuki Press Office – October 27. Andrea Iannone: 4th – 1:29.712 (+ 0.513) Alex Rins: 5th – 1:30.026 (+ 0.827) • Andrea Iannone with impressive pace again. • Alex Rins sticking close to his […]

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SUZUKI PUTS ON SPECIAL PROMOTION AT MOTEGI

October 24, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on SUZUKI PUTS ON SPECIAL PROMOTION AT MOTEGI

Team Suzuki Press Office – October 24. Suzuki held a special promotional event during the weekend’s Motegi MotoGP race in Japan, which proved a big hit with the fans. The GSX-RR MotoGP machine ridden by […]

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ALEX RINS BRINGS SUZUKI A HOME PODIUM IN JAPAN

October 22, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on ALEX RINS BRINGS SUZUKI A HOME PODIUM IN JAPAN

Team Suzuki Press Office – October 21. Alex Rins: 3rd (+ 1.720) Sylvain Guintoli: 21st (+ 1:01.848) Andrea Iannone: DNF • Rins works well to secure an excellent 3rd place finish. • Iannone quick and […]

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MIXED CONDITIONS BUT A USEFUL DAY 1 IN MOTEGI

October 19, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on MIXED CONDITIONS BUT A USEFUL DAY 1 IN MOTEGI

Team Suzuki Press Office – October 19 Andrea Iannone: 6th – 1:46.030 (+ 0.672) Alex Rins: 19th – 1:47.187 (+ 1.829) Sylvain Guintoli: 21st – 1:47.537 (+ 2.179) • Andrea Iannone showing good pace in […]

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THAI GP TO KICK OFF THE QUARTET OF FLYAWAY RACES

October 4, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on THAI GP TO KICK OFF THE QUARTET OF FLYAWAY RACES

Team Suzuki Press Office – October 3. The Chang International Circuit in Buriram, Thailand, is the newest facility to host a world-class motorcycling event, and will be the scene of the 15th round of the […]

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SUZUKI ECSTAR WARMING UP AT BANGKOK EVENT

October 3, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on SUZUKI ECSTAR WARMING UP AT BANGKOK EVENT

Team Suzuki Press Office – October 3. The SUZUKI ECSTAR team landed in Bangkok yesterday to face the first ever Thai Grand Prix that will be held this weekend at the Chang International Circuit in […]

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IANNONE PODIUMS AT ARAGON MotoGP WITH RINS A CLOSE 4TH

September 23, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on IANNONE PODIUMS AT ARAGON MotoGP WITH RINS A CLOSE 4TH

Team Suzuki Press Office – September 23. Team SUZUKI ECSTAR’s Andrea Iannone put his GSX-RR onto the podium at today’s Aragon MotoGP™ in Spain with team-mate Alex Rins close behind in fourth position. Iannone put […]

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PROMISING DAY 1 FOR TEAM SUZUKI ECSTAR AT ARAGON

September 22, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on PROMISING DAY 1 FOR TEAM SUZUKI ECSTAR AT ARAGON

Team Suzuki Press Office – September 21. Andrea Iannone: 5th – 1:47.909 (+ 0.537) Alex Rins: 16th – 1:48.902 (+ 1.520) • Andrea Iannone fast in both sessions. • Alex Rins feeling positive for days […]

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FIFTH PLACE GRID SPOT FOR IANNONE, NINTH FOR RINS

September 22, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on FIFTH PLACE GRID SPOT FOR IANNONE, NINTH FOR RINS

Team Suzuki Press Office – September 22 Andrea Iannone: 5th – 1:47.169 (+ 0.288) Alex Rins: 9th – 1:47.737 (+ 0.856) • Excellent pace shown by Iannone. • Alex Rins consistent and ready. • Team […]

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TENTH AND THIRTEENTH PLACE STARTS FOR MISANO GP

September 10, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on TENTH AND THIRTEENTH PLACE STARTS FOR MISANO GP

Team Suzuki Press Office – September 8. Alex Rins: 10th – 1:32.338 (+ 0.709) Andrea Iannone: 13th – 1:32.566 (Q1) • Rins gets Top 10 start. • Iannone narrowly misses out on Q2. • Tricky […]

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TO MISANO ADRIATICO FOR THE 13TH ROUND OF 2018

September 6, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on TO MISANO ADRIATICO FOR THE 13TH ROUND OF 2018

Team Suzuki Press Office – September 5. The MotoGP World Championship has moved south to Italy for the thirteenth round of the season, held at the Marco Simoncelli World Circuit in Misano Adriatico. The Italian […]

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BRITISH GP CANCELLED DUE TO EXTREME WEATHER

August 26, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on BRITISH GP CANCELLED DUE TO EXTREME WEATHER

Team Suzuki Press Office – August 26. The twelfth round of the 2018 MotoGP season, held at Silverstone Circuit, was cancelled after extreme weather conditions left the track unsafe to ride. Revisions made to the […]

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ACROSS THE CHANNEL FOR THE GP OF GREAT BRITAIN

August 24, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on ACROSS THE CHANNEL FOR THE GP OF GREAT BRITAIN

With the back-to-back races of the Czech Republic and Austria already consigned to the history books, the British circuit of Silverstone is the venue for the 12th round of the season – an emotional circuit […]

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TEAM SUZUKI ECSTAR COMPLETE BOILING BRNO TEST

August 8, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on TEAM SUZUKI ECSTAR COMPLETE BOILING BRNO TEST

Team Suzuki Press Office – August 6. Alex Rins: 9th – 1:55.986 (+ 0.777) Andrea Iannone: 11th – 1:56.111 (+ 0.902) Sylvain Guintoli: 19th – 1:57.843 (+ 2.634) • Unfortunate crash for Andrea Iannone. • […]

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THIRD ROW START FOR IANNONE AND RINS IN BRNO

August 6, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on THIRD ROW START FOR IANNONE AND RINS IN BRNO

Team Suzuki Press Office – August 4th Andrea Iannone: 8th – 1:55.270 (+ 0.581) Alex Rins: 9th – 1:55.431 (+ 0.742) Sylvain Guintoli 21st – 1:57.037 (+ 1.499) • Iannone strong on one lap pace […]

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BOILING BRNO GREETS RIDERS AFTER SUMMER BREAK

August 3, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on BOILING BRNO GREETS RIDERS AFTER SUMMER BREAK

Team Suzuki Press Office – August 3. Andrea Iannone: 11th – 1:56.644 (+ 0.668) Alex Rins: 12th – 1:56.661 (+ 0.685) Sylvain Guintoli: 24th – 1:58.114 (+ 2.138) • Iannone showing pace around Top 10 […]

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Third Row Start For Iannone In Sachsenring

July 16, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on Third Row Start For Iannone In Sachsenring

Team Suzuki Press Office – July 14 Andrea Iannone: 8th – 1:20.682 (+ 0.412) Alex Rins: 11th – 1:20.847 (+ 0.577) • Andrea Iannone’s one-lap pace very hot. • Alex Rins working on consistent lap […]

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Top 5 For Both Riders In Exciting Italian GP

June 4, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on Top 5 For Both Riders In Exciting Italian GP

Team Suzuki Press Office – June 3rd Andrea Iannone: 4th (+7.885) Alex Rins: 5th (+7.907) • Andrea Iannone in podium fight until final laps. • Alex Rins running great race pace despite Saturday struggles. • […]

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Two Tight Sessions To Kick Off Le Mans Weekend

May 18, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on Two Tight Sessions To Kick Off Le Mans Weekend

Team Suzuki Press Office – May 18 Andrea Iannone: 14th – 1:32.752 (+ 0.816) Alex Rins: 15th – 1:32.803 (+ 0.867) • Iannone maintaining good pace in both sessions. • Alex Rins working on setup […]

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Andrea Iannone Secures His First Suzuki Podium

April 23, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on Andrea Iannone Secures His First Suzuki Podium

Team Suzuki Press Office – April 23. Andrea Iannone: 3rd (+ 6.704) Alex Rins: DNF • Andrea Iannone takes excellent 3rd position. • Alex Rins unfortunate crash while recovering strong. • Back-to-back podiums important for […]

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ANDREA IANNONE TOPS THE TIMESHEETS IN TEXAS

April 21, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on ANDREA IANNONE TOPS THE TIMESHEETS IN TEXAS

Team Suzuki Press Office – April 21. Andrea Iannone: 1st – 2:04.599 Alex Rins: 6th – 2:05.452 (+ 0.853) • Fastest time for Iannone in FP2 gives him combined lead. • Alex Rins shows strong […]

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Team Suzuki April 20 Weekend Action

April 21, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on Team Suzuki April 20 Weekend Action

The busiest schedule of the season so far takes place this weekend on the fourth weekend of April with global action in America with MotoGP™ and MotoAmerica SBK, both at the Circuit of The Americas […]

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ANDREA IANNONE BLOG – AMERICAS MotoGP PREVIEW

April 21, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on ANDREA IANNONE BLOG – AMERICAS MotoGP PREVIEW

Team Suzuki Press Office – April 20. Team SUZUKI ECSTAR GSX-RR rider Andrea Iannone talks about this weekend’s third round of the 2018 MotoGP™ series at Circuit of The Americas in Texas, USA. The Italian […]

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ALEX RINS TAKES HIS FIRST MotoGP PODIUM

April 9, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on ALEX RINS TAKES HIS FIRST MotoGP PODIUM

Team Suzuki Press Office – April 8 Alex Rins: 3rd (+ 2.501) Andrea Iannone: 8th (+ 23.921) • Alex Rins takes his first ever MotoGP podium. • Iannone perseveres for a Top 10 finish. • […]

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SECOND ROW FOR ALEX RINS IN QATAR QUALIFYING

March 21, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on SECOND ROW FOR ALEX RINS IN QATAR QUALIFYING

Team Suzuki Press Office – March 17. Alex Rins: 6th – 1:54.339 (+ 0.659) Andrea Iannone: 11th – 1:54.619 (+ 0.939) • Tricky conditions in early sessions • Alex Rins on second row for tomorrow’s […]

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SHINING START FOR SUZUKI ECSTAR ON DAY 1 IN QATAR

March 17, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on SHINING START FOR SUZUKI ECSTAR ON DAY 1 IN QATAR

Team Suzuki Press Office – March 16. Alex Rins: 3rd – 1:54.458 (+ 0.097) Andrea Iannone: 5th – 1:55.816 (+ 0.480) • Alex Rins battling for top spot throughout FP2. • Andrea Iannone consistently quick […]

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TEAM SUZUKI ECSTAR QATAR MotoGP TEST VIDEO

March 9, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on TEAM SUZUKI ECSTAR QATAR MotoGP TEST VIDEO

Team Suzuki Press Office – March 9. Suzuki Motor Corporation has today released a new video following three positive days of testing with Andrea Iannone and Alex Rins at Losail International Circuit, Qatar earlier this […]

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IANNONE LEADS SECOND DAY IN QATAR, RINS IN TOP 5

March 2, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on IANNONE LEADS SECOND DAY IN QATAR, RINS IN TOP 5

Team Suzuki Press Office – March 2nd. Andrea Iannone: 1st – 1:54.586 Alex Rins: 5th – 1:54.967 (+ 0.381) • Blistering pace from Andrea Iannone at the top. • Consistency and confidence continues for Alex […]

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TEAM SUZUKI ECSTAR THAILAND MotoGP TESTING VIDEO

February 26, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on TEAM SUZUKI ECSTAR THAILAND MotoGP TESTING VIDEO

Team Suzuki Press Office – February 26. Enjoy the latest video from Team SUZUKI ECSTAR with some great action from Chang International Circuit at Buriram, Thailand, after the first MotoGP visit to the circuit. Check […]

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TAKE A VIRTUAL RIDE ON THE GSX-RR SUZUKI!

February 20, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on TAKE A VIRTUAL RIDE ON THE GSX-RR SUZUKI!

Team Suzuki Press Office – February 20. Suzuki Motor Corporation is releasing a series of Virtual Reality (VR) video contents featuring Team Suzuki Ecstar MotoGP riders, Andrea Iannone and Alex Rins. These two new videos […]

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NEW FAIRING DEBUTED ON DAY 2 IN BURIRAM

February 19, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on NEW FAIRING DEBUTED ON DAY 2 IN BURIRAM

Team Suzuki Press Office – February 17th. Alex Rins: 7th – 1:30.446 (+ 0.477) Andrea Iannone: 11th – 1:30.775 (+ 0.806) • Debut of new aerodynamic fairing. • Hard work completed by Alex Rins on […]

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SUZUKI ECSTAR RIDERS MEET BANGKOK FANS – VIDEO

February 16, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on SUZUKI ECSTAR RIDERS MEET BANGKOK FANS – VIDEO

Team Suzuki Press Office – February 16. Team SUZUKI ECSTAR riders Andrea Iannone and Alex Rins joined Suzuki Fans in a special event this week ahead of the official MotoGP test at Buriram in Thailand, […]

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SUZUKI ECSTAR SEPANG MotoGP TESTING VIDEO

February 5, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on SUZUKI ECSTAR SEPANG MotoGP TESTING VIDEO

Team Suzuki Press Office – February 2. Suzuki Motor Corporation has today released a new video from the Team SUZUKI ECSTAR MotoGP test at Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia earlier this week. The new production […]

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AMAZING JAMBOREE WITH IANNONE AND RINS IN INDONESIA

February 5, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on AMAZING JAMBOREE WITH IANNONE AND RINS IN INDONESIA

Suzuki Racing Press Office – February 4. After completing the first official IRTA test of the season at Sepang International Circuit both Team SUZUKI ECSTAR riders, Alex Rins and Andrea Iannone, travelled to Japan for […]

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HARD WORK AND MORE PROGRESS ON DAY TWO IN SEPANG

January 30, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on HARD WORK AND MORE PROGRESS ON DAY TWO IN SEPANG

Team Suzuki Press Office – January 29th. Andrea Iannone: 10th – 1:59.917 (+ 0.562) Alex Rins: 13th – 2:00.042 (+ 0.687) Sylvain Guintoli: 22nd – 2:01.392 (+ 2.037) Andrea Iannone in the Top 10, setting […]

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IANNONE AND RINS REACT AS THE BAR IS RAISED

January 30, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on IANNONE AND RINS REACT AS THE BAR IS RAISED

Team Suzuki Press Office – January 30th. Alex Rins: 6th – 1:59.348 (+ 0.518) Andrea Iannone: 12th – 1:59.615 (+ 0.785) Sylvain Guintoli: 22nd – 2:01.120 (+ 2.290) • Alex Rins shows strong and consistent […]

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2018 TEAM SUZUKI ECSTAR SEPANG UNVEILING VIDEO ONLINE

January 30, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on 2018 TEAM SUZUKI ECSTAR SEPANG UNVEILING VIDEO ONLINE

Team Suzuki Press Office – January 29. Team SUZUKI ECSTAR announced the 2018 team and GSX-RR machine at Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia on January 27th via a Global Livestream; and Suzuki Motor Corporation has […]

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SUZUKI ECSTAR READY FOR SEPANG TEST – VIDEO

January 25, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on SUZUKI ECSTAR READY FOR SEPANG TEST – VIDEO

Team Suzuki Press Office – January 24. Suzuki Motor Corporation has today released a new video of Team SUZUKI ECSTAR during their recent visit to Suzuki HQ in Hamamatsu, Japan this month. The team was […]

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ANDREA IANNONE BLOG – January 2018

January 3, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on ANDREA IANNONE BLOG – January 2018

Team SUZUKI ECSTAR’s Andrea Iannone reflects on his first 2017 MotoGP™ season aboard the GSX-RR in the latest issue of Team Suzuki Racing Magazine – WINTER Issue #3. “This year has not been an easy […]

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Team Suzuki ECSTAR 2017 MotoGP Review Video

December 27, 2017 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on Team Suzuki ECSTAR 2017 MotoGP Review Video

Team Suzuki Press Office – December 24. Team Suzuki Racing has published a new Team SUZUKI ECSTAR 2017 Season Review video online, that has been produced by MotoGP™ organisers Dorna. The video features a compilation […]

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IANNONE JOINS SUZUKI FANS AT BOLOGNA MOTORSHOW

December 13, 2017 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on IANNONE JOINS SUZUKI FANS AT BOLOGNA MOTORSHOW

Team Suzuki Press Office – December 13. Andrea Iannone enjoyed a day with his fans last week, thanks to an invitation from Suzuki Italy to attend the Motorshow of Bologna Expo, where the Team SUZUKI […]

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Suzuki Ecstar Jerez MotoGP Test – Iannone Video

December 6, 2017 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on Suzuki Ecstar Jerez MotoGP Test – Iannone Video

Team Suzuki Press Office – December 2. Team Suzuki Racing today publishes the second of a three-part video series from the Team SUZUKI ECSTAR MotoGP™ test at Jerez, Spain. The spotlight of Part 2 features […]

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SUZUKI GOOD VIBES FOR THE LAST TEST OF 2017

November 24, 2017 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on SUZUKI GOOD VIBES FOR THE LAST TEST OF 2017

Team Suzuki Press Office – November 24. Team Suzuki Ecstar has been busy the last three days on the Spanish circuit at Jerez de la Frontera with an intense session of private testing that saw […]