FEEDBACK FROM RINS AND MIR AFTER FIRST DAY IN MISANO

2019 Testing - Misano - Alex Rins-1

Team Suzuki Press Office – August 29. 

Team SUZUKI ECSTAR were back on track for the first day of testing in Misano. Directly following the iconic victory of Alex Rins in Silverstone just four days ago, the riders and team gathered in Italy to prepare for the next GP, which will also be held at the San Marinese circuit.

While Rins utilised the test to finalise the comparison of different chassis, swingarm and setup, rookie Joan Mir finally returned to his side of garage after the crash in Brno. He has been very much missed by his crew, and his return was a positive one, especially as the young rookie was capable of consistent riding and was in almost perfect shape.

Alex Rins: 

“Honestly I’m very happy to already be back riding! After only 4 days I’m still feeling the thrill of the victory in Silverstone, and I’m fully enjoying these sensations on my Suzuki. Today we did a good job, we tried several options and worked on consistency. Finally, we didn’t have time to fit a soft tyre and try for the best lap, this is something we will have to work on tomorrow. We’re already thinking ahead to the San Marino GP, so we need to finalise a good setup for this tyre option as the white-striped tyre was the tyre choice of last year’s race.”

Joan Mir: 

“I am happy to be back and feel the MotoGP thrill again! I’ve spent the last weeks at home, after the accident in Brno, in order to have time to recover. The decision to miss the British GP was the correct one, but I must say that I really missed being at the race. The team had huge success with Alex, it was pretty clear that the GSX-RR was well-suited to Silverstone’s layout. I felt frustrated being at home on my couch, but of course I felt proud and happy for Alex and the Team! Finally, I got back on the bike and my feeling is good, I did an effective rehab and recuperation job, and with the training last week I now feel almost 100% fit. Despite this, I arrived at the circuit this morning feeling like a rookie again, being aware that I needed to take it easy and take time to recover the feeling. I was impressed to see that I just needed two or three corners in the first run to start enjoying the feel like before. This allowed us to start testing some items and prepare for the Misano GP.”

Misano Test – Classification of Day 1:

1. 20 Fabio QUARTARARO – FRA -Petronas Yamaha SRT 1:32.996– In Session 2
2. 21 Franco MORBIDELLI – ITA – Petronas Yamaha SRT 1:33.019 +0.023 +0.023 – In Session 2
3. 93 Marc MARQUEZ – SPA – Repsol Honda Team 1:33.222 +0.226 +0.203 – In Session 2
4. 12 Maverick VIÑALES – SPA – Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP 1:33.247 +0.251 +0.025 – In Session 2
5. 46 Valentino ROSSI – ITA – Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP 1:33.296 +0.300 +0.049 – In Session 2
6. 44 Pol ESPARGARO – SPA – Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 1:33.588 +0.592 +0.292 – In Session 2
7. 51 Michele PIRRO – ITA – Ducati Test Team 1:33.650 +0.654 +0.062 – In Session 1
8. 5 Johann ZARCO – FRA – Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 1:33.690 +0.694 +0.040 – In Session 2
9. 36 Joan MIR – SPA – Team SUZUKI ECSTAR 1:33.763 +0.767 +0.073 – In Session 2
10. 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI – JPN – LCR Honda IDEMITSU +1:33.777 +0.781 +0.014 – In Session 2
11. 43 Jack MILLER – AUS – Pramac Racing 1:33.802 +0.806 +0.025 – In Session 2
12. 41 Aleix ESPARGARO – SPA – Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 1:33.842 +0.846 +0.040 – In Session 2
13. 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO – ITA – Ducati Team 1:33.854 +0.858 +0.012 – In Session 2
14. 63 Francesco BAGNAIA – ITA – Pramac Racing 1:33.945 +0.949 +0.091 – In Session 2
15. 42 Alex RINS – SPA – Team SUZUKI ECSTAR 1:34.003 +1.007 +0.058 – In Session 1
16. 53 Tito RABAT – SPA – Reale Avintia Racing 1:34.242 +1.246 +0.239 – In Session 2
17. 29 Andrea IANNONE – ITA – Aprilia Racing Team Gresini +1:34.243 +1.247 +0.001 – In Session 2
18. 9 Danilo PETRUCCI – ITA – Ducati Team 1:34.274 +1.278 +0.031 – In Session 1
19. 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW -GBR – LCR Honda CASTROL 1:34.411 +1.415 +0.137 – In Session 2
20. 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN – MAL – Red Bull KTM Tech 3 1:34.599 +1.603 +0.188 – In Session 2
21. 17 Karel ABRAHAM – CZE – Reale Avintia Racing 1:34.696 +1.700 +0.097 – In Session 1
22. 6 Stefan BRADL – GER – HRC Team 1:34.774 +1.778 +0.078 – In Session 2
23. 26 Dani PEDROSA – SPA – Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 1:34.976 +1.980 +0.202 – In Session 2
24. 99 Jorge LORENZO – SPA – Repsol Honda Team 1:35.722 +2.726 +0.746 – In Session 1
25. 88 Miguel OLIVEIRA – POR – Red Bull KTM Tech 3 1:39.792 +6.796 +4.070 – In Session 1

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