BACK ON TRACK IN QATAR AS SUZUKI CONTINUE PRE-SEASON PREP
Team Suzuki Press Office – March 10.
Joan Mir: 7th – 1’54.078 (+ 0.895)
Alex Rins: 8th – 1’54.143 (+ 0.960)
Sylvain Guintoli: 24th – 1’55.642 (+ 2.459)
After a short break of two days since the first pre-season test, Team Suzuki Ecstar and the rest of the MotoGP field rejoined Losail circuit in Qatar for the second batch of test days. The focus on Wednesday remained on the testing of bigger items rather than small adjustments in settings.
Joan Mir spent time working with different fairing variations in order to work on aerodynamics, then switched his attention to general performance including working on the electronics. The Mallorcan found good feelings with his bike and was able to set some decent lap times during the day. He did 57 circulations and finished the day in 7th place.
Alex Rins used the day to work on the electronics and engine areas, before moving on to trying the swingarm he used a few days ago, and also trying the different fairing options. He didn’t do a time attack during the day, but nevertheless felt strong with his GSX-RR. Rins was 8th and completed a whopping 63 laps.
Sylvain Guintoli tested several items, mainly concentrating on the suspension settings and the chassis. He reported feeling ever more comfortable on the GSX-RR.