The Alstare Suzuki factory team also toying with a move to Öhlins components. After the Ten Kate Honda team has changed to ÖHLINS in the middle of the season (and is capable of winning again!), the team of the German SBK-top rider Max Neukirchner (who has to make a break because of injury) tested ÖHLINS at the last race at Imola. After the final race in Portimao/Portugal the Suzuki crew (with Neukirchner!) will make intensive tests to get early decision for 2010. After the factory teams of Ducati, Yamaha, Ten Kate Honda and Aprilia Suzuki would be the fifth team that is in the SBK on ÖHLINS.