Published on 12 Oct 2009 by Toni M.
Suzuki GB and the Crescent British Superbike Team have confirmed that their rider, Sylvain Guintoli who will be switching to the Alstare Suzuki World Superbike team next year and that Yukio Kagayama will be taking Guintoli’s place in the Verwood based team.
Guintoli, recently signed a contract to remain with Worx Crescent Suzuki in BSB for 2010 but was offered the opportunity to go to the world championship when Max Neukirchner’s option was not renewed.
Suzuki GB managing director Yasuhara Osawa said: “Sylvain has proved to be an incredible asset this year for Suzuki, despite his unfortunate injury.”Following Alsatre’s request we have unanimously agreed for him to move to WSB for 2010.
Worx Suzuki team boss Jack Valentine added: “To have Yukio back in the UK is great news. He is still a class act and was incredibly popular with the UK fans.”
Source | superbikenews