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Author: Rizla Suzuki Pres Release
Posted on: Friday, Apr 14 2006

The 2.35-mile track boasts a 200mph straight and traditionally delivers close and exciting racing. Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne and James Haydon are hoping the high-speed nature of the track will play to the strengths of the ultra-fast GSX-R1000 which has led through the speed traps at each of the previous two rounds.

The ex-airfield track in Hampshire is situated less than 45-minutes from the Rizla Suzuki team headquarters at the Crescent Performance Centre in Verwood, Dorset. The team is expecting strong home support in the crowd when the racing starts on Bank Holiday Monday, April 17th at 13:30.

Shakey Byrne:

“At Brands Hatch and Donington Park, the GSX-R1000 has been a missile and I’ve been either fastest or close to it through all of the speed traps.

“Add that base speed to my growing confidence in the bike as well as a lot of home fans supporting the team and we will come out fighting at Thruxton this weekend. I believe we can challenge at the front.”

James Haydon:

“After the rain, hail and cold temperatures of the last two rounds I’m really hoping for better weather this weekend – it makes the racing more exciting and enjoyable for riders and spectators alike.

“We made a breakthrough with set-up at the last round and we are getting stronger every time we ride the bike. The podium is my target for Thruxton.”

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