Team Suzuki Press Office – November 14.
The 2018 season has started in Valencia with the first day of testing, but Team SUZUKI ECSTAR riders Andrea Iannone and Alex Rins could not participate today due to a virus that forced them to stay in bed and recuperate.
Both riders suffered from what seems to be a gastrointestinal virus, which in turn prevented them from sleeping properly last night. Hopefully tonight, they will recuperate enough to be able to take the track tomorrow. Many team members have been affected as well.
Davide Brivio – Team Manager
“Unfortunately, we couldn’t start the first test of the 2018 season in a good way. Last night our riders were suffering the effects of a virus and they couldn’t sleep at all throughout the night. It seems like a gastrointestinal virus, so they were not able to ride today. It’s been a pity because we have some things to test, especially the new 2018 engine configuration and an evolution of the chassis we had previously examined during last tests. Hopefully, if they are able to recover well tonight, we will test tomorrow. Thankfully we have three days of testing next week in Jerez where we will have some time to evaluate what we couldn’t here. As I said, it’s a shame to be unable to test this first day because we are eager to restart after a difficult season, but in any case we are quite positive for the future.”
Story issued by Team SUZUKI ECSTAR.