WALKER RETURNS TO BRITISH SUPERBIKES

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After a six year absence, Chris Walker returns to British Superbike action in the opening round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Brands Hatch this Bank Holiday Monday riding an all-new Rizla Suzuki GSX-R1000 and determined to establish himself as a title contender from the outset. A four-time runner up in the series, fans' favourite 'Stalker' has spent the last half dozen … [Read more...]

PILLION RIDE WITH JR UP FOR GRABS

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IF you book your tickets in advance for the opening British Superbike round at Brands Hatch, you will be in with a chance to win a pillion ride with Rizla Suzuki’s triple BSB champion John Reynolds on race day. The opening round of the most competitive national Championship in the world kicks off on Bank Holiday Monday, April 9th, on Brands Hatch’s full-length Grand Prix circuit. Rizla … [Read more...]

RIZLA SUZUKI BSB STEP UP TO THE MARK

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RIZLA SUZUKI completed its penultimate pre-season outing at the Albacete circuit in Spain with Chris Walker heading today’s time sheets and Cal Crutchlow close behind in third place – good enough for third and fourth places over all three days of the test. Stalker spent much of the day working on his Ohlins forks and clutch settings. In the last session after completing his test programme, … [Read more...]

NEW SUZUKI GSXR1000s IN DEVELOPMENT

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RIZLA SUZUKI received three 2007 Suzuki GSX-R1000 production bikes last week to add to the single bike it has been using as a test bed for its new British Superbike racer. The four bikes are in the process of being modified to Superbike rules and regulations at Rizla Suzuki’s head quarters in the Crescent Performance Centre in Verwood, Dorset. They will be fitted with the latest Ohlins … [Read more...]

WALKER DELIGHTED WITH GSX-R1000K7

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RIZLA SUZUKI’S Chris Walker is delighted with the performance of the new GSX-R1000K7 after completing a two-day test at Valencia in Spain. Walker rode the 2006 Rizla Suzuki at the Mallory Park Race of the Year and for the first morning of the Valencia test to get up to speed before trying the new fledgling GSX-R1000K7. Despite it featuring numerous standard production parts, within 15-laps he … [Read more...]

BYRNE BEATEN UP IN 187MPH SMASH

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Rizla Suzuki's Shane 'Shakey' Byrne had a spectacular high speed accident at Snetterton in Norfolk on Friday, ahead of round seven of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship. The accident happened just four minutes into the first free practice session when Byrne ran straight on at the end of the Revitt straight. "Shakey went out and on his second lap he was coming down the Revitt … [Read more...]

SHAKEY BYRNE’S ACCIDENT CAUSED BY BRAKE FAILURE

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Rizla Suzuki has concluded an investigation into the possible causes of Shane 'Shakey' Byrne's 187mph accident during Friday's first practice session at the seventh round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Snetterton. Telemetry shows Shakey's bike was operating at full braking power on the previous lap and first two corners of the second lap immediately preceding the incident – … [Read more...]

KIRKHAM STEPS IN FOR INJURED BYRNE

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Jon Kirkham will stand in for an injured Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne at the seventh round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Snetterton this weekend after the Rizla Suzuki rider suffered a high-speed crash in the first practice session today. Byrne ran straight on at the end of the kilometre-long Revett straight early in the session and crashed at 187mph. He lost consciousness but … [Read more...]

RIZLA SUZUKI LOOKING FOR OULTON PODIUMS

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After scoring its first podium of the season at Silverstone last weekend, Rizla Suzuki travels to Oulton Park for this Bank Holiday Monday's fourth round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Oulton Park in Cheshire, wanting more of the same. Chris Walker won the hearts of the fans at Silverstone with his gutsy performance in the opening race to finish third and taste his first … [Read more...]

SHAKEY BYRNE PROMOTED TO THIRD

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Rizla Suzuki's Shane Byrne has been promoted to third in today's second Bennetts British Superbike Championship race at Oulton Park. Shakey had battled for third place for the entire race but on the last lap he clashed with Honda's Jonathan Rea and both riders went off track. Rea missed the Knickerbrook chicane and crossed the line in third while Shakey came back on track and finished fourth. … [Read more...]