marzo 30, 2019 - Suzuki Racing

Moto GP - Suzuki: Intriguing opening day in Argentina as Rins and Mir get to grips

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Comunicato Stampa disponibile solo in lingua originale. 

Press release available only in original language. 

Alex Rins: 7th - 1:39.451 (+ 0.270) 

Joan Mir: 15th - 1:39.946 (+ 0.765) 

  • Alex Rins building speed at one of his favourite tracks.
  • Joan Mir adapting to feel of GSX-RR at Termas.
  • Team hoping for cleaner track for tomorrow’s session.  

Just three weeks after the opening round of the season in Qatar, the team were back on track at #termasderiohondo in #argentina. As is often the case here, the track was very dirty and lacking in grip due to low usage of the circuit and climatic conditions. This should improve as the weekend continues.  

Team SUZUKI ECSTAR’s riders opted for a steady start in FP1 to properly gauge the feel of the track. #alexrins chipped away at his lap times and closed the session in 9th. Meanwhile, #joanmir suffered a small crash at Turn 1 which cost the rookie in terms of improving his time, he was 19th at the flag. 

The afternoon’s FP2 session saw the pace upped and improvements from everyone. #alexrins tried a variety of different tyre options and came close to the top of the time sheets, +0.270 seconds off at the end of FP2. #joanmir used the medium-soft tyre combination and rocketed up the order to 4th with just minutes to go. However, he slipped to 15th as the session became frenetic. 

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