wasn't where we would expect to see the Yoshimura Suzuki squad finish – especially with Sylvain Guintoli, Bradley Ray, and Takuya Tsuda at the helm of the machine – we have a feeling that this is only the beginning of Suzuki's return
Yoshimura Suzuki were cursing a race crash 12 months ago, and in qualifying they suffered an early crash for Takuya Tsuda that ruled them out of contention for the remaineder of the session.
Bradley Ray spoke after the session saying that
The development work with the bike will additionally rely on Japanese test rider Takuya Tsuda and French test rider Sylvain Guintoli.
Team SUZUKI ECSTAR, based in Hamamatsu city, is one of the most popular teams
Michael VAN DER MARK
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some all-star riders, with British Superbike racers Sylvain Guintoli and Josh Brookes forming a formidable line-up with Takuya Tsuda, the factory test rider.
With plenty of experience, the Yoshimura crew could be in podium contention throughout the race
Takuya TSUDA, Team SUZUKI ECSTAR – 1'40.386 (Q1)
He will succeed Takuya Tsuda aboard Rins' GSX-RR, after Tsuda´s participation in the Spanish GP and the test on Monday after the race.
The choice of Sylvain
Suzuki test rider Takuya Tsuda, who was scheduled to be in Jerez for the official test on the Monday after the race, will replace Rins