Hayabusa designer confirmed at santa pod birthday event

Suzuki GB is delighted to confirm the attendance of original Hayabusa designer, Koji Yoshiura, at the bikes forthcoming tenth anniversary celebrations at Santa Pod Raceway on 10th and 11th October 2009.

Responsible for designing what is renowned as one of the world’s most iconic and instantly recognisable motorcycles, Mr Yoshiura will join thousands of fans at the Northamptonshire drag strip, as they celebrate the legendary bikes birthday with a host of attractions, including customer participation on the drag strip too.

Suzuki GB director of sales and marketing, David Taylor commented, "We are delighted to welcome Yoshiura-san to our Hayabusa celebrations. As we all know motorcycling is a passionate subject, but only a very small number of machines ever achieve cult status. The Hayabusa is a hugely distinctive machine, which it is fair to say has achieved this status. To be able to welcome the man that designed such a legendary machine to a UK event is a real honour."

Koji Yoshiura will be in attendance at the event both days, joined on Saturday by three times British Superbike Champion, John Reynolds, who will be in action on the drag strip on Saturday morning.

Note to press: Those interested in interviews with Yoshiura-san should contact the Suzuki GB Press Office on the details below.

Admission costs £10 per day, with children under 16 free. A weekend ticket costs £25.00 with camping from Friday evening provided free of charge. Unlimited track action costs £30.00 per day. Terms and conditions apply to track action. Participants of the test ride must bring both parts of driving licence to qualify.

To pre-book your ticket visit: www.santapod.co.uk – For more information on the event visit: www.suzuki-gb.co.uk

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For further press information contact Luke Plummer or Helen Morgan at the Suzuki GB Press Office (Motorcycles), Tel: 01525 270600 or 07725 956783.

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