Yoshimura/Suzuki tops Fontana Test


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Yup, that's Nicky Hayden's older brother posting times for Yosh/Zuk.

1. Ben Spies (Suz GSX-R1000), 1:24.22, Superbike
2. Mat Mladin (Suz GSX-R1000), 1:24.75, Superbike
3. Tommy Hayden (Suz GSX-R1000), 1:25.20, Superbike
4. Roger Hayden (Kaw ZX-10R), 1:25.70, Superbike
5. Miguel Duhamel (Hon CBR1000RR), 1:25.71, Superbike
6. Eric Bostrom (Yam YZF-R1), 1:25.98, Superbike
7. Jamie Hacking (Kaw ZX-10R), 1:26.00, Superbike
8. Jason DiSalvo (Yam YZF-R1), 1:26.05, Superbike
9. Ben Bostrom (Yam YZF-R1), 1:26.05, Superstock
10. Jake Zemke (Hon CBR1000RR), 1:26.49, Superbike
11. Josh Hayes (Hon CBR600RR), 1:26.88, Formula Xtreme
12. Aaron Gobert (Hon CBR600RR), 1:27.60, Formula Xtreme
13. James Ellison (Hon CBR1000RR), 1:27.82, Superbike
14. Roger Hayden (Kaw ZX-6R), 1:27.90, Supersport
15. Miguel Duhamel (Hon CBR600RR), 1:28.00, Formula Xtreme
16. Aaron Gobert (Hon CBR600RR), 1:28.11, Supersport
17. Ben Attard (Kaw ZX-6R), 1:28.15, Formula Xtreme
18. Josh Hayes (Hon CBR600RR), 1:28.20, Supersport
19. Josh Herrin (Yam YZF-R6), 72, Supersport
20. Tommy Hayden (Suz GSX-R600), 1:30.25, Supersport

complete story here: http://www.roadracingworld.com/news/article/?article=28057
Why isn't Spies in MotoGP?

That kid is for real man! Mladin was supposed to be yappin about how he was going to come back and spank Spies and look at this. A HALF A SECOND! That is huge in this realm.

This begs a questions though. I have seen several pictures of the Yoshimura Suzuki's in Magazines in the last few years and it appears that they are running some kind on internally vented rotors. They are sponsored by Galfer but I dont see anything like that in the Galfer site. Maybe I am seeing things.

This si the best pic I could find.

Both Spies and Suzuki agreed last year that he needed another year before going to MOTOGP. It's a totally different World there, just ask Hayden. You surly don't want to go and bomb out in the first 2 years  your there like Mat did. Of course he didn't have great bikes, but it didn't matter, once you leave (for whatever reason) your chances of ever going back is slim to NONE  
Yamaha may be stronger than expected. Thats a new machine.....and doing quite well. The Yosh team looks to have the market cornered on talent. Holy %$#%!!!
Times dont mean nothing.Mladin comes from behind real well. This should be a great year what a team the Yosh team has.
The new Gixxers look great!!

Tommy Hayden

Spies. Notice how he's not even holding onto the left grip.  


Mladin #66? Haven't seen that since '03. The season after World Champ Nicky Hayden beat him.
Everything is fast! But I must admit, Suzuki pushes the bar. My wife and I saw the new GSXR1000 at the motorcycle show in Redwood city,CA. I taught her how to ride my TL1000R last year.