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SUZUKI FAMILYSeptember 20154/5Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Brings Iconic Blue and White Back to MotoGP RacingThis 30th anniversary year is a special time for fans of the GSX-R series. With Suzuki’s return to top-level road racing competition, the 2015 MotoGP World Championship, the glory of the past meets the challenges of the future. Aleix Espargaro and Maverick Vinales were outfitted in special edition blue and white livery and the bike also sported the old colors for the 9th round in Sachsenring, Germany, and the 10th round event in Indianapolis, USA. The blue and white was made famous by the many AMA wins of the original machine’s storied rider Kevin Schwantz. Suzuki is once again a major presence on the MotoGP circuit.Suzuki Motor of America Hosts 30 Anniversary Event Around AmericaFrom Austin, Texas, to Atlanta, Georgia, to Indianapolis, Indiana, Suzuki of America in conjunction with MotoAmerica races throughout the summer is celebrating the 30-year tradition of “Own the Racetrack” sportbike performance events around America. The festivities kicked off 11th and 12th April in Austin at the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) to coincide with the inaugural race of the 2015 MotoAmerica Road Racing Championship series. 2 0 0 52 0 1 02 0 1 52 0 0 3GSX-R1000 sweeps all three traditional 24-Hour events of Le Mans, Spa and Bol d'Or. GSX-R series dominate three of four AMA Superbike categories. 2 0 0 4M. Mladin on GSX-R1000 takes unprecedented fifth AMA Superbike Championship.2 0 0 5GSX-R1000 claims three top motorcycle championships in the WSB (T.Corser), AMA (M.Mladin) and WEC series.2 0 0 8GSX-R series dominated production races: GSX-R600 claimed victory in TT-Supersport class while GSX-R1000 marks four consecutive victories in WEC from 2005 and six consecutive wins in AMA Superbike from 2003.2 0 1 3SERT achieves 4th consecutive win of WEC series on GSX-R1000.2 0 1 5SERT wins Le Mans 24 Hours and after Suzuka 8 Hours leads point total.OF PERFORMANCE*Photos include professional rider’s riding scenes under closed-course conditions.