For the Asian leg of the MotoGP season, the Rizla Suzuki squad were joined by a special guest. Keith Flint, frontman for The Prodigy, joined them on a ‘MotoGP Holiday’ at the end of a solid 3 years of touring, traveling with the team for the Japanese and Malaysian rounds of the championship.
Even though it was a ‘holiday’ Flint was in high demand, after discussing racing lines around Motegi, Sepang and other circuits with ex-Suzuki Grand Prix racer Randy Mamola, who provides high-speed pillion rides for charity at most of the tracks throughout the season for the motorcycle charity ‘Riders for Health’. TV stations from around the world were also clamoring to grab an interview with the star, who was also chased down by nine-times World Champion, Valentino Rossi, who was revealed to be a fan and sought out Flint to have their photo taken together.
Having returned to the UK with Team Manager Paul Denning, and also acting as bag carrier due to Denning suffering with a broken leg and ankle, Flint will continue on work with The Prodigy and will also be hoping to re-join the Rizla Suzuki team for the final race at Valencia before visiting Spain again to experience the Jerez circuit on his own race prepared GSX-R.
Talking of his experience, Flint said, “I've had a mega time with the boys at Rizla Suzuki and they all made me really welcome. I managed to pick up quite a few tips and insights that will help with my own riding when I use my Suzuki GSX-R at track-days in the future.”
This trip was not Flint’s first experience of a Grand Prix. “I've been to Grands Prix before” he continued “These two races gave me a whole new insight to what the teams do. I was only watching what was happening, but I left the track every day absolutely exhausted, so I just don't know how these guys do it!”
“I hope that my tea-making services were up to GP standard, as I hope to be invited back to join the team again in the future!”