Courtesy of VisorDown.com… Elena Myers takes on a big bike!
A 16-YEAR-OLD female American racer is to test ride Rizla Suzuki’s GSV-R800 MotoGP racer at Valencia, as part of the post-2010 season test schedule.
AMA Supersport race winner Elena Myers will ride the 240bhp machine after being offered the chance of a blast during a visit to Rizla Suzuki’s pitlane garage at the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix.
“To get this opportunity is a once in a lifetime kind of thing,” said Myers after she sat aboard Loris Capirossi’s bike at the USGP.
“It felt really small,” said Myers, “but everything, all the bars and levers and pegs were exactly where I wanted it.
“It was really cool, especially talking to Capirossi. I have a lot of respect for the guy but even more now that I’ve talked to him. I thought he was a really down-to-earth guy. Talking to him was just crazy, to say the least.”
Myers admitted to being blown away by the experience, hinting she would like a future career in MotoGP.
“It was all pretty overwhelming, but that’s where I want to be some day,” she added. “And this just makes me want it even more now. I’m going to be motivated no matter what, but seeing what this is all like makes me want it even more.”