Just days after the opening round of the 2020 MotoGP season, the teams and riders are once again preparing to take to the Circuit of Jerez – Angel Nieto for what will be known as the Andalucia GP. The first race of the season was not an easy one for Team Suzuki Ecstar after Alex Rins was ruled out with a shoulder injury suffered on Saturday, and Joan Mir had an unfortunate crash on lap 2 of the Grand Prix.

But the team have recouped and are feeling positive ahead of this weekend’s race, especially as conditions look to be very similar with searing hot temperatures and bright sunshine. Both Rins and Mir reported feeling comfortable and quick on their 2020 GSX-RRs, and this was reflected in their lap times during the build up to the Spanish GP. It is hoped that this confidence will be carried forward from the get-go on Friday morning.

However, Rins’ participation at the weekend remains uncertain. He has been undergoing various treatments with assistance from the circuit medics and his own physiotherapist, including magneto and hyperbaric therapy, and he is feeling better by the day. On Thursday he will undergo a further examination and a final decision will be taken on Friday morning when the doctors will declare whether he is fit to race.