DiSalvo Finishes Suzuki Test

Paul Carruthers | December 23, 2008
The following is from a team press release…

Team M4 EMGO Suzuki and Jason DiSalvo wrapped up a two-day test at Jennings GP in Jennings, Florida on Monday. DiSalvo tested the team’s Suzuki GSX-R600s with Dunlop 2009-spec tires at the North Florida circuit.

“We got in a full day of riding and we made a lot of progress,” said DiSalvo. “It was cold, but it was good to get in some stints where we could get some data and make some changes to the bike and give the team more info for the coming season. I enjoyed the chance to work with a bunch of motivated guys. The crew did a fantastic job of making major changes in a short time and still keep me on the track all day. I was impressed with the efficiency in which they worked and their professionalism.”

The 2009 AMA Pro Road Racing season will feature a new class structure and control tires. The team worked on its Daytona SportBikes at the test, to prepare for next season.

“Everything we did today went in a positive direction,” said M4 EMGO Suzuki Crew Chief Keith Perry. “It was good for the team to get a chance to test with someone like Jason, who has a lot of experience on the Dunlops at the more conventional tracks. He was able to help us refine our setup, which helps because testing will be somewhat restricted this coming year. Mike Fitzgerald from Ohlins was at the track today and he was able to help us as well. We feel like we’ve got some really good info and we can head back to the shop knowing we have advanced our setup. We thought it was a very positive test. Jason felt every change we made was a step forward and we accomplished our goals.”

“I thought the Dunlop spec tires worked well with the bike and the Suzuki was very predictable for me,” said DiSalvo. “It’s a good package and I had fun riding a first-class machine at this test. I am glad I got the opportunity.”


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