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marzo 16, 2019 - Suzuki Racing

New Buildbase Suzuki BSB team concludes Spanish test

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The Buildbase Suzuki team’s preparations for the 2019 #bennettsbritishsuperbikechampionship began in earnest this week, with #bradleyray, #richardcooper, and new recruit Luke Stapleford enjoying three positive days of testing at Circuito Monteblanco in Spain that concluded today. 

For Ray and Cooper it was a case of getting reacquainted with their GSX-R1000R machinery. Ray – a BSB race winner in 2019 – spent the opening day getting back up to speed before working through a detailed testing programme, including various maps and tweaks to the electronics. 

Cooper, who was also a BSB race-winner in 2019 and dominated the final Superbike race at Brands Hatch, returns to Superstock 1000 action this year. The experienced Nottinghamshire rider readjusted to the differences between Superbike and Superstock machinery before putting the laps in and making subtle adjustments to suspension setup and geometry. After finishing runner-up in the Superstock 1000 Championship in 2017 on the then brand-new GSX-R1000R, Cooper is aiming to go one better this year. 

While he’d enjoyed a pre-season shakedown at Cartagena on a Superstock-spec GSX-R1000R, Monteblanco gave Stapleford his first taste of the bike in Superbike trim. The Leicestershire-based rider and former British Supersport Champion – who completed an impressive 78 laps on the final day of testing, more than any other rider – worked on finding a comfortable base-setting before focussing on generating more grip and adjusting the chassis and electronics to suit. 

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