With news of Suzuki's return to MotoGP having been made official at the Intermot last week, the Japanese factory seized the opportunity presented by their home Grand Prix at Motegi to present their 2015 MotoGP bike in front of the fans. To launch the machine, Suzuki invited Kevin Schwantz and Franco Uncini to ride a few demonstration laps, Schwantz on the GSX-RR, Uncini on its predecessor. The press release issued after the event is shown below, and a gallery of images is available on the Suzuki Racing website:
SUZUKI & SCHWANTZ UNVEIL 2015 GSX-RR AT MOTEGI
Team Suzuki Press Office – October 12.
The 2015 Suzuki MotoGP GSX-RR was unveiled at today’s Motegi MotoGP race in Japan as 1993 World 500cc GP Champion Kevin Schwantz was joined by 1982 World Champion Franco Uncini for demonstration laps at the Twin Ring circuit.
Schwantz, who joined the Suzuki MotoGP test team for its test at Austin in Texas, USA earlier this year, rode the GSX-RR while Uncini demonstrated the GSV-R that last competed in the 2011 MotoGP series.
“I started very carefully as we didn’t start from pit-lane and without tyre warmers, but I soon felt the machine was being very stable and I was able to speed-up. I understand the bike, it’s a very good machine; and I really enjoyed riding it.”
“Fantastic! It’s a very great bike. Kevin followed me early on, but then overtook me at great speed. After that I ran behind him and it was really enjoyable. I would like to say thank you to the Suzuki team staff giving me such the chance like this.”