Since his comeback to MotoGP on 2015, Suzuki made a lot of progress concerning their pace and year after year the Team has been competitive and been able even to win some races, counting the first one in 2016 with Maverick Vinales who conquered his first victory in his MotoGP career and the two clinched during the past season with Alex Rins, who was successful in Austin and Silverstone after two thrilling battles against Valentino Rossi and Marc Marquez.
Suzuki showed how competitive it was in the last two years and seems to be ready to challenge everyone on 2020 with Alex Rins and Joan Mir who want to shine both and fight for top position every race. Both Spaniards will return to action tomorrow for the first day of pre-season MotoGP test in Sepang, but first they discovered their new livery for the incoming Championship.
This time the Team made a big change to the past and paired the usual blue color to silver: the new look is inspired by Suzuki’s first ever World Title conquered with Ernst Degner who won the 1962 500cc World Championship on the Suzuki RM62. The hopes of Japanese Team are of course that this new colors will bring some luck to the whole crew and reach better results.
Alex Rins ended the 2019 Season with two wins, three podiums and a lot of good races to finish in 4th place in the MotoGP riders’ World Championship, while Joan Mir had to find the best feeling with the bike in his rookie year where he showed a good pace and made good races, especially in Assen where he led the package for a while.
These were the words of Davide Brivio, Suzuki Team Manager: “We did a good 2019, we want to improve our level. Alex has more experience and confidence, while Joan ended his rookie year and we expect a lot from him. They will push each other on being always faster on the track; they both grew up with us and they are top riders, we are really happy. Alex and Joan are both fast and have a lot of potential”
Of course Joan Mir had something to say as well: “I am not a rookie anymore, the first year was a complicated one. I ended really well the 2019 season, especially after the injury I had in the mid-season. Let’s see what we can do this year!”
Alex Rins aims to do even better than the past Championship: “I am happy to be in this team, we are working well and we keep improving. The goal is to win more than two races and we are working are for it”