FINAL ROUND OFF TO A GOOD START FOR TEAM SUZUKI ECSTAR
Team Suzuki Press Office – November 12.
Alex Rins: 4th – 1’31.335 (+ 0.409)
Joan Mir: 7th – 1’31.513 (+ 0.586)
The final race weekend of the season got underway at Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia with FP1 on Friday morning. A sudden and unexpected downpour just moments before the start of the session made life difficult for the riders and teams as they adjusted the bikes and tentatively headed out on track.
Despite a few crashes among the field and challenging conditions, Joan Mir and Alex Rins put together a good session, and as the flag came out they got into fifth and 11th.
FP2 was much brighter and the track was mostly dry with just a few damp patches. Both riders were able to go out on slick tyres from the beginning of the session. FP2 was an important one being the first dry session of the weekend so far, although it’s likely that it won’t be the splitter for qualifying because tomorrow morning’s forecast is warm and bright. Rins had strong pace, especially in the latter half of the session, getting into the Top three and eventually closing FP2 in fourth. Mir was likewise improving as the session went on and he became more comfortable. He made it into seventh place. Both riders in the provisional Top 10 is a strong start for the final round of the year.
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