Leading Japanese motorcycle manufacturer, Suzuki, has been confirmed as the official motorcycle partner for this year’s Manx Grand Prix Festival, taking place on the Isle of Man from 21st August – 3rd September, as the brand celebrates its 50th year of international racing.
Fresh from backing the legendary TT event in June, Suzuki will support the Manx Grand Prix Festival by providing the travelling marshals with the very latest GSX-R1000 superbikes, enabling officials to react rapidly to any incidents and general management of the 37.73 mile course.
Suzuki GB marketing manager, George Cheeseman, commented, "Naturally we are delighted to be able to support the Manx Grand Prix Festival this year. In June we celebrated our 50th anniversary of International racing on the Island, so it’s great to return and support an event that has such a rich history and renowned atmosphere. While it’s important to support the factory teams at events like the TT, we know that it’s the racers in events like the Manx Grand Prix that have made Suzuki what it is today."
While Suzuki celebrate their big racing milestone, the GSX-R range also celebrates its own anniversary in 2010, with 25 years of production. Starting with the first GSX-R750 in 1985, the very latest machines, as used by the Manx travelling marshals, boast 182BHP and offer changeable engine modes with a chassis delivering class leading agility thanks to developments like the very latest Showa Big Piston Forks.
For more information on the Manx Grand Prix Festival visit www.mgpfestival.com and for information on Suzuki and the GSX-R range visit www.suzuki-gb.co.uk
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