Team Suzuki Press Office – March 31.

Just one week after an atmospheric and exciting season opener at Losail Circuit, Team Suzuki Ecstar and the MotoGP paddock are ready to take to the Qatari track again for round two of the championship, the Doha GP.

Joan Mir made a great comeback during last Sunday’s GP, despite the fact that he started 10th on the grid after struggling to find feeling during qualifying. The World Champion carved his way through the field into a great second place, holding onto it until just before the chequered flag when he was pipped on the line and slipped to fourth. Mir is feeling keen and ready for this weekend’s race in the knowledge that he has what it takes to get the podium.

Similarly, Alex Rins did a great job to work his way up into podium contention in the Qatar GP. He worked hard from ninth on the grid, and a difficult launch, to be running up the front with just a few laps to go – although by then he was suffering with a lack of grip and he had to settle for a decent sixth place finish. Like his team-mate, he’s ready and motivated for an even better result in this new race weekend.

Shinichi Sahara – Project Leader & Team Director:

“We’re proud of the work done last weekend, and we’re pleased with what our riders achieved.