WBR/Suzuki starts Supercross testing at Top Secret track

November 3, 2005 12:01pm

 The WBR/Suzuki team started serious Supercross testing this week at their top secret test track in Murietta, California. In attendance was David Bailey, the entire Yoshimura engine development crew headed up by legendary tuner Satoshi Momma, and numerous other team associates.

The three-man WBR squad was impressed by the fast times being kicked down by Ryan Sipes. Sipes style has matured a lot over the course of the off-season and he will be entering the 2006 season as a title contener.

"I have him using a lot more body English now," racing icon and WBR team advisor David Bailey said. "He is riding really aggressively and has good flow around the track. He knows he is one of the fast guys now and has a winning mindset."

Ryan Morias was also looking like a winner at the demanding test track. "I'm really looking forward to Anaheim-1. Last season was O.K. but I really want to prove to people what I can do... I can't wait."

Team newcomer Michael LaPaglia looked every bit the "wunderkid" moniker earned from his amateur career. Although only 16, he has a quiet maturity that demonstrates a modest outlook that is rarely seen in a novice pro. "I have set realistic goals for myself and I expect to achieve them. I'm sure that I will learn a lot of new things, and that the competition will be tough, I am confident that I will have some good finishes though, and above all have a lot of fun!"

More updates from WBR later this month.

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