The Spanish Joan Mir (Suzuki GSX RR), current MotoGP world champion, acknowledges that “Mugello is a track where Ducati and Yamaha are often fast, and maybe our top speed is not as high as his, but in 2019 Alex was capable of having a great race here, so that means our Suzuki can also be competitive. “
“I am really looking forward to it, it is a very special track because it is fast and enjoyable to drive, but we will focus on getting the right set-up and tires as quickly as possible so that then we can change our minds and try to achieve a great result. ”, Mir acknowledged in the Suzuki Ecstar team preview.
For his part Alex Rins He claims to be “looking forward to the next race, because Mugello is a track that I really like. We may have a slight disadvantage on the long straight, but on the rest of the track I know we can be fast. I feel optimistic, I have been working hard at home, in Andorra, since Le Mans and I feel very prepared, I love racing here. I had a good result in 2019 and I want to bring another good result to my whole team that really deserves it. ”
Shinichi Sahara, Project Manager and Team Director, explains that “it was a shame that we couldn’t score points last time at Le Mans, especially as we believed we could have good results there, but in the end it was a very difficult race. However, we remain confident and optimistic and we arrive at Mugello in a good mood and ready to work to achieve a good result for Alex and Joan ”
“This circuit is very technical, it is iconic and it is known for hosting exciting races. We know that our GSX-RR can be tough on certain parts of the track; it is a very balanced bike that can help a lot. We are going to start the race weekend and get our season back ”.