News 17 Jul 2015

Suzuki MotoGP team makes progress at Misano

Espargaro and Vinales provide vital feedback to engineers.

Source: Suzuki Racing.

Source: Suzuki Racing.

Team SUZUKI ECSTAR has completed two days of intense testing at Misano in Italy today with positive results and crucial data aquired in the intense heat that reached 56-degrees on track.

Aleix Espargarò and Maverick Viñales continued the development of their Suzuki GSX-RRs and their engineers had the chance to verify all the information collected to date, and along with the progress made so far, it is going in the right direction.

“This test has been very important to us, it allowed us to try all the things that we usually cannot try in the race weekend and it gave us some very important information,” Satoru Terada, project leader, explained.

“We focused mainly on finding a better way of approaching the chassis set-up, to find better traction. Both the riders improved their feelings with the bike and this is positive.

“To have more information is crucial for us and we also managed to finalise more options that we can exploit to find the base set-up in every race from here on. We also tried some improvements in electronics to improve the feeling with the power delivery and it gave positive results.

“We now have clearer ideas on where our main potential is and which are the areas that we can exploit most. We will try to take benefit from this for the second half of the season.”

At the same time both Spaniards tried new settngs and set-ups that will be put into action at future races this season, in particular Misano in September.

The chassis set-up and electronics are the two main areas on which the team focused; trying several variations aimed at providing better traction and a better power delivery.

The other important job done by Espargarò and Viñales was to prepare for the race here in Misano later this year. The circuit has been laid with a new surface in recent months and the grip-level is notably increased.