Out of the 17 prototypes donning various colors on the MotoGP grid, the iconic blue on the Rizla Suzuki GSV-R is easiest to spot.
And for 2011, Rizla is hoping to make its 2011 machine/rider more contemporary, using revised Troy Lee Design-inspired livery that incorporates a "new, contemporary and dynamic Rizla logo."
Rizla Suzuki MotoGP is on the way to Losail in Qatar for the final pre-season test this week still with an intensive schedule ahead of it.
Draggin will be an official supplier for Alvaro Bautista and the Rizla Suzuki MotoGP crew with its range of protective jeans for the third motorcycle racing season in succession.
Alvaro Bautista and the Rizla Suzuki squad are back in Malaysia for the penultimate pre-season test of 2011 MotoGP with another comprehensive test schedule ahead of them.
Life-long aspirations and intense preparations will once again be put to the test, as racers are gearing-up for the premier MotoGP class. Once again only 17 riders will be will privileged and talented enough to compete for the world title in the top category of motorcycle road racing.
Sepang MotoGP Test 1
Rizla Suzuki has completed the first MotoGP test of 2011 in positive spirits, even though Alvaro Bautista was unable to take part in the final day of testing at Sepang due to illness.
2011 MotoGP Prep
With a year of MotoGP competition under his leathers, Rizla Suzuki rider Alvaro Bautsita says he is ready to place the GSV-R on the podium.
MotoGP Test #1
The MotoGP season is about to get underway as the race teams are on their way to Sepang in Malaysia to resume preparations for the 2010 season. The Sepang test is very important, as it is the first of three tests scheduled before the 2010 MotoGP season opener at Qatar in March.
The post-season test in Valencia this week provided the teams with a good foundation for further development of their 2010 prototypes over the winter, with the MotoGP riders reporting positively on the initial responses of their new machines.
Casey Stoner was consistently fast on his new Ducati Desmosedici prototype across the three days (Monday and Wednesday were half-day sessions), testing new forks and a new engine configuration as well as a new rear Bridgestone tyre which several MotoGP riders also tried out.
Yamaha MotoGP wild-card rider, Ben Spies, will be making his debut 2009 MotoGP race appearance this coming weekend in Valencia. Although this is his first MotoGP showing in 2009, this will actually be Ben Spies’ fourth appearance in a MotoGP race.
If you remember back to last year, Ben Spies made three MotoGP starts on the Rizla Suzuki with the following results; at the British GP he finished 14th, at Laguna Seca he was 8th and at the wet Indianapolis GP he finished the top Suzuki rider in 6th after qualifying 5th on the grid.