Bikes: Suzuki MotoGP rolling out for fan

Loris Capirossi and Chris Vermeulen will be back in action this weekend as they travel to Assen in The Netherlands to attend the Rizla Racing Day.

While the rest of the paddock is on a mid-season break, Capirossi and Vermeulen will be taking time out of their well-earned holiday to entertain the thousands of fans expected at the Assen circuit on Sunday 3rd August.

The Rizla Suzuki MotoGP racers will demonstrate the awesome power of the Suzuki GSV-R around the 4,555m Dutch circuit during two five-lap sessions. This will give the army of Rizla fans at trackside the chance to experience the sight - and especially the sound - of Suzuki’s MotoGP machine.

The Rizla Racing Day is supported by Suzuki and is an annual event held every August at the Assen TT circuit. It is unique in that it features many forms of motorsport during the same day including karts, motorcycles, supercars and a round of the ATS Formel-3-cup.

The all-day long event gets underway at 10.00am local time with Capirossi and Vermeulen taking to the track at 12.10 for the first of their two runs. Admission to Rizla Racing Day is free for all, with tickets and more information available online at

Loris Capirossi:

“I am really looking forward to this event as I have heard many good things about it. It will be great to see all the cars and bikes that are there and be able to witness them out on track. I have had a couple of weeks off the bike now and my arm is a lot better so this will give me a chance to see how well it is recovering – I know it is only a demonstration but I will give the bike a good run to show all the fans what it can do!”

Chris Vermeulen:

“This is the second year that I have attended the Rizla Race Day and I am really looking forward to going back – I am even flying back from Australia so I can participate in the day! We got a great reception there last year, especially from people who had never seen or heard a MotoGP bike and I’d like to think we converted them into not only MotoGP fans, but Rizla Suzuki fans as well. I’ll certainly be putting on a show for all the people there and make sure they leave with a positive experience of what a MotoGP bike is all about.”