Straight after the rolling green hills of Mugello, Team SUZUKI ECSTAR move to another historic and fascinating circuit; Montmelò. The track near Barcelona will, as always, host the Gran Premi of Catalunya, which is the seventh round of the Championship.
Alex Rins is approaching this Catalan GP with the desire to erase the memory of last year’s unlucky race, where he retired through technical issues. The solid performance he put in last time out at the Italian GP will be the benchmark to build on another positive weekend, especially as the two tracks have some similarities.
With important points finally scored in Italy, Joan Mir is counting on this positive step to bring him another good result in Catalunya. His priority is to gain more and more confidence in order to bring himself ever closer to the top. The young rookie is relying on the positive working method that he has built with his crew.
A third rider will be battling for Suzuki this weekend, as Sylvain Guintoli rejoins the Team as a Wild Card entry. As our official Test Rider his priority will be to put the GSX-RR through its paces over the race weekend and give further feedback to the engineers.
Davide Brivio – Team Manager
“Mugello was a track that we felt trepidation towards, given that the layout is a hard one for our machine’s characteristics, but finally we managed the situation very well and we had a good race with both Alex and Joan. With Alex in the fight for the podium once again, and Joan taking some useful points.