Vermeulen out of Rizla Suzuki

Aussie racer's manager confirms split from MotoGP squad

Vermeulen out of Rizla Suzuki

AUSTRALIAN RACER Chris Vermeulen, the man tipped by Barry Sheene as a rising star of Grand Prix racing, will leave Suzuki at the end of the 2009 season.

The racer's manager, Phil Baker, told "Chris has definitely left Suzuki MotoGP."

The former World Supersport champion secured a full-time grand prix seat with Suzuki for 2006, giving them their one-and-only MotoGP victory at Le Mans.

However, a string of podiums has failed to secure the 27-year-old's position in the team.

Last weekend, Suzuki announced at the Czech Grand Prix that 250cc title contender Alvaro Bautista had signed a two-year deal with the team. Veteran racer Loris Capirossi will remain with Suzuki for 2010.



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