RIZLA SUZUKI's Cal Crutchlow, took his first career Superbike win at
the Race of the Year at Mallory Park today, finishing his first season in BSB
on a high.
Crutchlow picked up pole position and the fastest lap of the race with a time of 51.582secs. Cal, aboard his Rizla Suzuki GSX-R1000, quickly got to grips with the 1.39-mile circuit and led from the first corner to the chequered flag. He was delighted to win on his last outing as a Rizla Suzuki Superbike racer.
Rizla Suzuki guest rider Jenny Tinmouth became the first woman in the UK
to race a Superbike. She had a successful day on track and went faster
with every lap " eventually finishing 20th.
As the team heads into the winter break outgoing Team Manager Simon
Buckmaster will hand-over to Jack Valentine at the start of November.
News of the 2008 Rizla Suzuki rider line-up will be announced soon.
1: CAL CRUTCHLOW (RIZLA SUZUKI) 17:27.722
2: Scott Smart (Kawasaki) +2.378
3: Billy McConnell (Yamaha) +16.244
4: James Haydon (Kawasaki) +16.900
5: Tristan Palmer (Yamaha) +25.522
6: Peter Ward (Yamaha) +25.735
7: Kenny Gilbertson (Kawasaki) +40.864
8: Peter Baker (Suzuki) +43.582
9: Dean Johnson (Kawasaki) +50.479
10: Kieran Blair (Suzuki) +50.716
20: JENNY TINMOUTH (RIZLA SUZUKI) +1 lap