2012 World Superbike
With the 2012 World Superbike Championship only two weeks away, the Crescent Fixi Suzuki team unveiled the Yoshimura-powered GSX-R 1000 superbikes at Crescent’s Verwood Headquarters in Dorset this week.
For this year’s World SBK Championship, Suzuki Racing will field a two-rider lineup aboard the GSX-R 1000, which will be sponsored by Crescent and co-sponsored by Fixi (Foreign Exchange Solutions Company). The two riders ready for another Suzuki assault on the WSBK series will be the American John Hopkins and the Brit Leon Camier.
Paul Denning (Crescent Suzuki World Superbike Team Principal) says: "The team has done a stunning job to prepare the new GSX-Rs for this level of competition; the attention to detail is faultless and I think that this will be the most-advanced GSX-R ever to grace a racetrack.
"Yoshimura’s hard work and proactive attitude to engine development has also enabled us to be as well prepared for Phillip Island as we can be. John and Leon are ready, the team is very motivated; and we will put everything into competing at the best level we possibly can.
"I would like to thank Richard Wynn and his co-directors at Fixi for their continued and expanded support. I would also like to thank Ronald Kabella and the team at Motorex and all our partners for their commitment to Crescent Fixi Suzuki’s assault on the World Superbike Championship. Finally, thanks to everyone at new team partner Sign Language for completing the graphic-wrapped livery so expertly and quickly."
Richard Wynn (CEO, Fixi Plc) says: "Fixi provides bespoke, state of the art foreign exchange services to the institutional and professional marketplace and we are no strangers to Crescent, having supported them in the British Superbike Championship last year. Having our brand exposed globally is extremely good timing for us – we have offices in London, Chicago and more recently Singapore and, through our innovative technology, we are able to reach out to clients and partnerships in all the leading global financial centers.
"The World Superbike Championship offers us a wonderful opportunity not only to entertain our existing clients, but also to enhance our marketing strategy. Last year provided us with one of the most exciting finales any Superbike series has witnessed and we have no doubt that the Crescent Suzuki team will do a sterling job in representing our brand in the World Superbike Championship."
The Crescent Fixi GSX-R 1000 superbikes will now be crated and shipped to Phillip Island, Australia, for some testing ahead of the opening round at the same track Feb. 26.
Crescent Fixi Suzuki would like to thank all its additional 2012 sponsors and racing partners: Yoshimura, Motorex, Troy Lee Designs, Beta Tools, Sign Language, Unibox, ND Plugs, GB Racing, Goodridge, Ferodo, Tsubaki, PUIG, Valter Moto, Numax, Motec, Big Rock Holidays, Clinton Enterprises, Blue Chip, Data Pacific, DFDS, Flag Innovations, Draggin Jeans, Renthal, P1 Race Batteries, 3M, ACL Hire.