NEW LOOK GSX-RR PUT THROUGH ITS PACES ON DAY 1 IN QATAR
Team Suzuki Press Office – March 6.
Joan Mir: 3rd – 1’54.980 (+ 0.293)
Alex Rins: 8th – 1’55.198 (+ 0.511)
Sylvain Guintoli: 25th – 1’57.460 (+ 2.773)
Team Suzuki Ecstar’s riders enjoyed the launch of their 2021 machines at Losail Circuit in Qatar before taking to the circuit in the afternoon for the first test day of the season.
This opening day proved useful as they worked to fine-tune their GSX-RRs and settings, completing many laps and collecting useful data. After settling into a rhythm with their bikes, both riders worked in the areas of chassis, suspension and electronics.
Joan Mir completed a total of 45 laps, with a best time of 1’54.980 and 3rd position. He reported feeling comfortable from the start of the session, which allowed him to work on small adjustments in setup to build on the overall base package ahead of tomorrow’s second day of testing.
Alex Rins similarly felt comfortable on his bike despite difficult track conditions for everybody with high winds. He worked towards overall setup as well as some electronics settings. Rins completed 46 laps, closing the session in 8th place, just half a second from the top.