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Suzuki MotoGP Improves Speed in Sepang

Team Suzuki Press Office – February 27.  The Suzuki MotoGP Test Team continued its 2014 test programme on day two of the Sepang test in Malaysia today, finding better speed from the new engine and also better stability.

Test rider Randy De Puniet knocked 1.2-seconds off his best lap yesterday with a best time of 2:02.139 on his penultimate 59th lap of the 5,543km Sepang International Circuit.

The Suzuki MotoGP Test Team will continue to evaluate the new engine, electronic ignition and also a new chassis on the final day tomorrow.

Randy De Puniet:

“We continued to test the new engine specification and we found a better power delivery and more top speed, so it was positive.

“We were better than first test but we have to improve some more on power delivery, making it less aggressive. Our lap time is improved and we hope to make further steps tomorrow. The team is still working to improve the tyre grip on the edge but I felt a better stability in braking.

“I’m confident that we can further improve tomorrow as we have some more new settings to try to improve the engine and chassis.”