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Apr 12, 2001

Formula Xtreme GSX-R1000 5mph Faster Than Fastest Superbike At Road Atlanta

The fastest machine on radar during team tests at Road Atlanta Wednesday was a Formula Xtreme GSX-R1000 ridden by Grant Lopez.<BR><BR>Riding his Valvoline EMGO Suzuki GSX-R1000, Lopez registered 171 mph on a radar gun operated by Yoshimura Suzuki's Don Sakakura. The fastest Superbike on Sakakura's radar was a Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R750 ridden by Aaron Yates, at 166 mph.<BR><BR>Lopez's best lap time was a 1:25.5, faster than the Formula Xtreme lap record at Road Atlanta, and about in the middle of lap times turned by Superbike riders at Road Atlanta Wednesday.