Suzuki launch the ACU GSX-R trophy

Suzuki GB PLC and the Auto Cycle Union are pleased to announce the launch of a new grass roots one-make race series – The ACU/Suzuki GSX-R Trophy.

Formulated to run within the 2007 ACU-Dunlop Tyres MotoStar Cup (formerly the ACU Star Championship), the new ‘Go Race’ series package will see new and existing clubman racers able to compete on a level playing field on-board identical Suzuki GSX-R600 race bikes.

Designed to be a cost effective way to go racing, The ACU/Suzuki GSX-R Trophy offers a complete solution to clubman racers, boasting a comprehensive and impressive package at exceptional value.

Thanks to the support of key industry partners, the package contains a brand new Suzuki GSX-R600, a full race ready parts kit, allocation of Dunlop tyres, entry fees for the eight round series, and a Dainese clothing package, all for the cost of £12,040.25.

Emphasising the importance of attracting new riders to the sport, the ACU are also adding a competitor training course, a novice road race licence and the ACU academy’s race craft and fitness programme all free of charge.

Suzuki GB marketing manager Paul de Lusignan was delighted to announce the championship at a recent photoshoot, commenting, "Racing is at the forefront of Suzuki’s business, and we know how important new blood is for our sport. With the ACU/Suzuki GSX-R Trophy we are able to provide a hassle free and low-cost way for newcomers to start racing".

To complete the package, the series will include end of season awards for the best under and over 23 year-old riders.

Running alongside the ACU/Suzuki GSX-R Trophy will be the Formula 125, GP125 (including the ACU academy), GP250, a new Sport Production class for upto 1000cc machines.

The ACU/Suzuki GSX-R Trophy machines will be on show on the Suzuki and Dunlop stands at the National Motorcycle Show at the NEC between the 27th October – 5th November 2006, where members of the public can sign up for the series.

Sponsors of the series include: Suzuki GB, Crescent Suzuki, Dunlop Tyres, Micron, Performance Friction Products, Dainese and the ACU.

For further information and to reserve a place, please contact the Road Race Department on 01788 566400 or

For further Suzuki press information contact Luke Plummer at the Suzuki Press Office on 01296 680086 or 07726 956783

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