Elena Myers won't be lining up against the likes of Valentino Rossi, Casey Stoner, and Jorge Lorenzo next weekend at the Indianapolis Speedway, but the AMA Supersport rider will get the chance to ride a Suzuki GSV-R motorcycle like the one used by Alvaro Bautista in the MotoGP.
Myers, who was the first woman to win an AMA road race, will be one of the first woman to ride an 800cc MotoGP bike.
"Words cannot describe how excited I am to ride the Suzuki GSV-R at Indy during the MotoGP weekend this year," Myers said. "We had talked about it last year, but things didn't work out, so here's a big thanks to everyone involved for making this possible. When I sat on the bike last year, it felt like it was made to fit me. So actually being able to spin a few laps on it will be quite the treat. I'm really looking forward to the weekend."
Myers will take a few laps around the Indy circuit on August 25th, the day before the MotoGP and Moto2 riders take to the course for the Indy GP.
"We are delighted to be able to give Elena this opportunity to get some understanding of how Suzuki's MotoGP bike feels and operates," said team boss Paul Denning.
"MotoGP is the pinnacle of every racer's ambition, and there aren't so many people who have ridden the very latest 2011 GSV-R. Bautista, Hopkins, Aoki and now Elena. I would guess she's also the only female racer to have ever ridden an 800cc MotoGP machine."
Myers just completed her AMA Supersport season with a 2nd place finish in the West division.