SUZUKI CONFIRMS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTIONS AT MISANO TEST

2019 Testing - Misano - Joan Mir-20

Team Suzuki Press Office – August 30.

Joan Mir: 11th – 1:33.002 (+ 1.363)
Alex Rins: 13th – 1:33.120 (+ 1.481)

Team SUZUKI ECSTAR’s Alex Rins and Joan Mir have completed a positive two-day test session in Misano Adriatico today, with a lot of work carried out by both riders.

While Rins spent his time on track to test some of the items already introduced throughout the season, Mir had the primary objective to regain his confidence on the bike, and after a few laps yesterday he already felt good, and also tested some new items.

The Team exploited the two days in Misano to also prepare for the upcoming race which will be run at the circuit in a two weeks’ time, which meant working on some setup configurations and electronics solutions.

Ken Kawauchi – Technical Manager: 

“In truth we didn’t really have brand new items here. Our main work was to confirm what we already tested in Brno. Trying those items again meant we could find some direction for the development. I’m very satisfied with these two days. It was also important to have Joan back with us and check his recovery, as this was the first time for him on the bike after the crash in Brno. I was happy to see that his physical condition is very good. Alex is also taking profit of the good shape he is in, especially after the win in Silverstone, so I hope for a good race when we return here for the GP in two weeks.”

Davide Brivio – Team Manager:

“It has been positive test because we went back and tried to continue the work that we already started in Brno. For instance, we had a different chassis specification there that we wanted to check here as well, which is a different track and also requires different settings. We could also focus on preparing for the next race here in Misano. It was positive for Joan to come back here after his injury because he could rediscover his feeling in a test situation, which is easier than restarting during a race weekend. He got his confidence back quickly under these circumstances and we could also do some work with him to prepare for the race. Alex also carried on a positive preparation for the forthcoming GP weekend, so we cannot wait to get back into ‘racing mode’ very soon.”

Joan Mir: 

“My feeling on the bike was good, and today went even better than yesterday, which actually was already above expectations. I’m not yet at 100%, so now I feel tired, but we were able to make a positive test without compromising the technical work. Now I have two weeks to rest a bit more and to train to get ready for the GP. We worked mostly on the settings of the bike; nothing special apart getting the feeling.”

Alex Rins:

“I think it was a really positive test for us, we tried a lot of things including the different chassis which we already tried at the Montmelo Test. We also tried a swingarm and some electronic settings, as well as some new tyres that Michelin gave us. So, in general, it was positive. I’m not concerned by the lap times I’ve set during this test, there are no prizes for setting the quickest time, and there’s no point pushing to the limit when you’re trying to test new things.”

Misano Test – Combined classification of the two days:

1. Fabio QUARTARARO – FRA – Petronas Yamaha SRT – 1:31.639 – In Session 4
2. Danilo PETRUCCI – ITA – Ducati Team – 1:32.115 +0.476 – In Session 4
3. Franco MORBIDELLI – ITA – Petronas Yamaha SRT – 1:32.253 +0.614 – In Session 4
4. Valentino ROSSI – ITA – Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP – 1:32.389 +0.750 – In Session 4
5. Jack MILLER – AUS – Pramac Racing – 1:32.405 +0.766 – In Session 3
6. Maverick VIÑALES – SPA – Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP – 1:32.576 +0.937 – In Session 4
7. Francesco BAGNAIA – ITA – Pramac Racing – 1:32.607 +0.968 – In Session 3
8. Takaaki NAKAGAMI – JPN – LCR Honda IDEMITSU – 1:32.740 +1.101 – In Session 4
9. Aleix ESPARGARO – SPA – Aprilia Racing Team Gresini – 1:32.900 +1.261 – In Session 3
10. Marc MARQUEZ – SPA – Repsol Honda Team -1:32.905 +1.266 – In Session 4
11. Joan MIR – SPA – Team SUZUKI ECSTAR – 1:33.002 +1.363 – In Session 4
12. Tito RABAT – SPA – Reale Avintia Racing – 1:33.081 +1.442 – In Session 3
13. Alex RINS – SPA – Team SUZUKI ECSTAR – 1:33.120 +1.481 – In Session 4
14. Andrea IANNONE – ITA – Aprilia Racing Team Gresini – 1:33.253 +1.614 – In Session 3
15. Michele PIRRO – ITA – Ducati Test Team – 1:33.254 +1.615 – In Session 3
16. Dani PEDROSA – SPA – Red Bull KTM Factory Racing – 1:33.413 +1.774 – In Session 3
17. Andrea DOVIZIOSO – ITA – Ducati Team – 1:33.499 +1.860 – In Session 3
18. Pol ESPARGARO – SPA – Red Bull KTM Factory Racing – 1:33.523 +1.884 – In Session 3
19. Johann ZARCO – FRA – Red Bull KTM Factory Racing – 1:33.690 +2.051 – In Session 2
20. Hafizh SYAHRIN – MAL – Red Bull KTM Tech 3 – 1:33.955 +2.316 – In Session 3
21. Cal CRUTCHLOW – GBR – LCR Honda CASTROL – 1:34.089 +2.450 – In Session 3
22. Stefan BRADL – GER – HRC Team – 1:34.136 +2.497 – In Session 3
23. Karel ABRAHAM – CZE – Reale Avintia Racing – 1:34.696 +3.057 – In Session 1
24. Jorge LORENZO – SPA – Repsol Honda Team – 1:35.722 +4.083 – In Session 1
25. Miguel OLIVEIRA – POR – Red Bull KTM Tech 3 – 1:39.792 +8.153 – In Session 1

Misano Test – Combined classification of Day 2: 

1. Fabio QUARTARARO – FRA – Petronas Yamaha SRT – 1:31.639 – In Session 4
2. Danilo PETRUCCI – ITA – Ducati Team -1:32.115 +0.476 – In Session 4
3. Franco MORBIDELLI – ITA – Petronas Yamaha SRT – 1:32.253 +0.614 – In Session 4
4. Valentino ROSSI – ITA – Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP – 1:32.389 +0.750 – In Session 4
5. Jack MILLER – AUS – Pramac Racing – 1:32.405 +0.766 – In Session 3
6. Maverick VIÑALES – SPA – Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP – 1:32.576 +0.937 – In Session 4
7. Francesco BAGNAIA – ITA – Pramac Racing – 1:32.607 +0.968 – In Session 3
8. Takaaki NAKAGAMI – JPN – LCR Honda IDEMITSU – 1:32.740 +1.101 – In Session 4
9. Aleix ESPARGARO – SPA – Aprilia Racing Team Gresini -1:32.900 +1.261 – In Session 3
10. Marc MARQUEZ – SPA – Repsol Honda Team -1:32.905 +1.266 – In Session 4
11. Joan MIR – SPA – Team SUZUKI ECSTAR – 1:33.002 +1.363 – In Session 4
12. Tito RABAT – SPA – Reale Avintia Racing – 1:33.081 +1.442 – In Session 3
13. Alex RINS – SPA – Team SUZUKI ECSTAR – 1:33.120 +1.481 – In Session 4
14. Andrea IANNONE – ITA – Aprilia Racing Team Gresini – 1:33.253 +1.614 – In Session 3
15. Michele PIRRO – ITA – Ducati Test Team – 1:33.254 +1.615 – In Session 3
16. Dani PEDROSA – SPA – Red Bull KTM Factory Racing – 1:33.413 +1.774 – In Session 3
17. Andrea DOVIZIOSO – ITA – Ducati Team – 1:33.499 +1.860 – In Session 3
18. Pol ESPARGARO – SPA – Red Bull KTM Factory Racing – 1:33.523 +1.884 – In Session 3
19. Hafizh SYAHRIN – MAL – Red Bull KTM Tech 3 – 1:33.955 +2.316 – In Session 3
20. Cal CRUTCHLOW – GBR – LCR Honda CASTROL – 1:34.089 +2.450 – In Session 3
21. Stefan BRADL – GER – HRC Team – 1:34.136 +2.497 – In Session 3

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