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Elena Myers to Ride Suzuki's MotoGP GSV-R

Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Elena Myers will get a chance to hitch a leg over the GSV-R MotoGP bike at the upcoming Indy round.
Elena Myers will get a chance to hitch a leg over the GSV-R MotoGP bike at the upcoming Indy round.
American Suzuki Motor Corporation (ASMC) is proud to announce that Team SuzukiScoopFans rider Elena Myers will turn several laps aboard the Suzuki GSV-R MotoGP bike at 12:45 p.m. on Thursday, August 25th, at the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway a few days before the Red Bull Indianapolis GP that weekend.

"Words cannot describe how excited I am to ride the Suzuki GSV-R at Indy during the MotoGP weekend this year," said Myers. "We had talked about it last year, but things didn't work out, so here's a big thanks to everyone involved for making this possible. When I sat on the bike last year, it felt like it was made to fit me. So actually being able to spin a few laps on it will be quite the treat. I'm really looking forward to the weekend."

Myers finished an impressive fifth overall in the 2011 AMA Pro SuperSport West Division, despite missing two rounds due to injury. En route to that result, the 17-year-old California native picked up a podium finish at Barber Motorsports Park, plus five top-five finishes throughout the season. Finally, Myers became the first female racer to ever win an AMA Pro road race when she captured the AMA Pro SuperSport victory at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California last year.

Suzuki's MotoGP Team Manager Paul Denning, commented, "We are delighted to be able to give Elena this opportunity to get some understanding of how Suzuki's MotoGP bike feels and operates. She is a very talented racer - not "for a girl" - she's just fast full-stop! MotoGP is the pinnacle of every racer's ambition and there aren't so many people who have ridden the very latest 2011 GSV-R - Bautista, Hopkins, Aoki and now Elena! I would guess she's also the only female racer to have ever ridden an 800cc MotoGP machine? Either way, we really hope she enjoys the experience."

* You can meet SuzukiScoopFans’ Elena Myers on Friday, August 26th, at Dreyer Suzuki, 4170 West Washington Street in Indianapolis, from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Myers will also be signing autographs in the Suzuki display area at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway over the weekend. For schedule information, visit SuzukiScoopFans on facebook, SuzukiScoop on twitter or check the Suzuki display area at the speedway. The 2011 SuzukiScoopFans team’s next and final event of the 2011 AMA Pro SuperSport season will be at New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, NJ on September 2 - 4, 2011.

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mugwump   August 19, 2011 05:44 PM
Go Girl!
RaptorFA   August 19, 2011 07:50 AM
Man, what an amazing opp for her. What a huge talent she is. She just might take to these machines faster than many think. Not saying she's ready for the big time yet, but an eventual step up to Moto2 in the near future would be very doable for her. Being a native of the S.F. Bay Area I can tell you she is creating quite a buzz on the local boards. I think it's just great.

SO go and enjoy the experience Elena, learn what what you can, be safe and have fun! Two fingers to ya!! (She knows what that means!

- RaptorFA, fellow BARFer!