WSBK – Mondial SBK 2010: on your marks! – Suzuki

Mondial SBK 2010: on your marks !

WSBK - Mondial SBK 2010: on your marks! - Suzuki

The 2010 World Superbike season opens in two weeks at Phillip Island: Ben Spies having yielded to the sirens of MotoGP, he gives up his SBK throne to whoever wants … No Troy Bayliss in sight either? The way is therefore clear, but for whom ? Forecast.


As at Yamaha, this year at Suzuki we are making a clean sweep by entrusting Team Alstare’s GSX-R 1000s to two new recruits: Sylvain Guintoli and Leon Haslam (read). The French will therefore have a driver, and not least, to encourage this season. !

But our national n ° 50 seems very motivated: Sylvain wants the return of Suz ‘on the podiums of the World Cup. He knows that given the fierce competition that will rage in this championship this year, consistency will be the key to access the throne left vacant by the inexhaustible Ben Spies..

We will not look back on his 2009 season in the English league, marred by severe injuries that taint the leather, build morale, but above all belong to the past..

Syl ‘began to turn this page at the end of last season, by participating in the last round of the World Superbike in Portimao on the handlebars of the Gex that he will find again this year. The Frenchie had scored his very first points in the second round. We can bet that he will mark many others in 2010 !

Guintoli will share the Alstare box with a talented teammate: Leon Haslam! Another British then, who will spice up the races copiously by trying to win his first World Superbike victory..

Coming a little too early to take on the world elite – in 2004, he was then 21 – Leon perfected his riding in British Superbike before making a remarkable comeback last year at the highest level, obtaining the sixth of the championship on the CBR 1000 RR of the late Stiggy Motorsport team

In 2010 naturally, the "Pocket Rocket" – in homage to his father "Rocket" Ron – aims even higher. Will the GSX-R 1000 be able to lead him to higher levels, as it had so well allowed Corser and Kagayama to do in 2005? Suspense.

The Suzuki team

Team Suzuki Alstare
Sylvain Guintoli # 50
Leon Haslam # 91

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