Team Suzuki Press Office – April 2.

Motodex Performance First Suzuki will enter this season’s 2013 British Superbike Championship with a fresh new look and new rider line-up.

After testing the water in the 2012 British Superstock Championship with 21 year-old Jesse Trayler, the privateer team - which is run by Motodex Performance First owner Tony Dexter - has spent a busy winter uprating and developing the team’s GSX-R1000s, attracting new sponsors; and signing 24 year-old Italian Stefan Cappella to ride alongside Trayler in the hotly-contested Pirelli National Superstock Championship that kicks off at Brands Hatch in Kent this weekend.

The new livery is inspired by the Japanese Yoshimura Suzuki team and also as a tribute to Suzuki’s late World Champion, Barry Sheene’s iconic #7 World Championship-winning colour scheme.

A successful test was recently undertaken at the BSB official pre-season event at Snetterton last week where the team concentrated on testing its new data-logging equipment in preparation for the first round.

Said Team Owner/ Manager Tony Dexter: “There are two immediate aims that I have set the team for the initial part of the season, the first being to improve our qualifying performance. This should come fairly naturally as we now have our own data for most of the circuits as we were mostly on the back foot last year in terms of gearing etc. and so were always playing catch-up to a large extent. Plus we have programmed our new dashboard to highlight to Jess his instantaneous split times so he can see immediately his times rather than previous lap data with the traditional pit board.

“When Stef’s experience and performance warrant, we will upgrade his machine to the same spec. For Stef, I want him to use this as his learning year as his few outings in the series last year with other teams were a little hit and miss due to circumstances outside of his control. However, his performance in our recent shakedown outing in a Thundersport GB race - Stef was leading, with Jess in third before the race was stopped - might suggest his ‘learning phase’ may actually be over quite quickly.

“The second aim is further weight reduction: My other company ‘C6 Innovations Co Ltd’ manufactures to aerospace-spec in both carbon and GRP, including some MotoGP parts, and so I am going to use our 10.5Bar-capable autoclave to develop GRP race bodywork for the team to bring us down to minimum weight to extract maximum performance possible and give my riders the best weapons available to do battle on track.”

2013 Team Sponsors: MotoDex UGmbH, C6 Innovations Co Ltd, University of Nottingham, Rock Oil, Teng Tools, Howard Davies Property Development, GBRacing, Linxcel.

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