Two weeks ago Suzuki GB entertained a few select dealers and their customers at the MotoGP (Octo British Grand Prix) at Silverstone. Although the weather could have been better for the riders, it certainly proved entertaining for the fans.
In the paddock Suzuki showed off the MotoGP GSX-R750 and the new Address 110 as fans and customers buzzed around under the impressive huge Suzuki Ecstar wrapper around the stand. Suzuki were looking to make a big visual impact by painting the Copse A grandstand blue. In fact they did that and even rivalled the Rossi crowd in Copse C.
Ten minutes before the race was due to get underway the rain came down and the racing conditions changed very quickly. The bikes were setup on slicks and after the race got underway a restart from the pits was mooted, but after a delay the riders retook their places on the grid. A few comments were made as spectators pondered if the change in conditions would determine the outcome of the race and favour one rider over the rest. One name came up more than anyone else’s – Valentino Rossi.
The rain had already taken care of teamates Miller and Crutchlow and with about eight laps remaining Marquez looked poised to make a move having been on Rossi’s tale the whole race, however one miscalculation on Copse Corner to seal the win for Rossi.
Copse Corner just so happened to be where we were sat in the Grandstand and from the opposite grandstand the Rossi fans erupted as Marquez slid out of the race.
With the Suzuki Ecstar team, back in the MotoGP for the 2015 season we witnessed Aleix Espargaro and Maverick Viñales finishing in very respectable 9th and 11th places respectively to round off a very enjoyable afternoon’s.
On behalf of John’s of Romford and our Suzuki customers, we’d like to thank Suzuki GB for a great afternoon… if you could arrange the weather next year though that would be even better!!