With Rins’ podium, Suzuki is back as a protagonist in MotoGP – News

For the team Ecstar super official this is the first podium in 2022, sought with force also in Lusail and Mandalika, however in vain: very interesting top speeds in the long Qatari straight and beautiful folds in the Indonesian driven part made us think of trophy results even in those cases, but the two pilots did not raise them to the sky.

Instead, in Tierra del Fuego the celestial-silver company planted the flag in the ground, an act to be considered as real start to the championship: it’s never late, because at the end there are 18 races left, and the next one will be held on Sunday in a place that has already given satisfaction to the brand and to at least one of the two representatives: Rins won with the GSX-RR in 2019 in Austin.

Not even a two-second gap to victory and better than the factory Ducati

The above is Suzuki’s concise report after the Argentine Grand Prix. The extraordinary victory marked by Aprilia and Aleix Espargar√≤ was contested only by the Ducati satellite Pramac of Jorge Martinwhile Rins’ Suzuki was “comfortably” in the slipstream in third place.

In fact, Alex’s GSX-RR and Joan Mir’s twin, fourth, had a really narrow gap from the Venetian RS-GP: in 25 completed laps, Hamamatsu’s two four cylinders reached 1,330 and 1,831 respectively by the one who first crossed the finish line.

This demonstrates a step from top positions and a newfound consistency in performance, at least in Argentina. Exactly what the aforementioned Ducati sought, but let’s talk about the Lenovo Factory by Pecco Bagnaia and Jack Miller. The Italian was the author of a good comeback, closed from fifth. The fourteenth Australian is disappointed. Their minimum result was the podium, seen by the improved Suzuki, not the Red. Officer, mind you.

Huge work on the tires

The highly sophisticated MotoGP is such a beautiful instrument to play (and hear) that it only takes a small out of place chord to break the notes. Exactly what happened to the Suzuki Ecstar team in Qatar and Indonesia. Rins suffered from “front locking“in Lusail, a phenomenon that ruined his race. Following in the wake of the rival bikes, Alex’s front tire overheated, causing front-end collapses. He was good at holding her up, but the gas had to be choked. Ditto the braking.

In Mandalika, the many problems on the asphalt, the heat and the changed condition found compared to the tests sent the number 42 into crisis as well as his garage mate, Joan Mir. We can assure you that the two gave their souls to emerge, but there was none: the more they turned on the gas, the less road they traveled.

In the reduced Termas schedule, with a few practice sessions available, the team and riders immediately thought about qualifying and the Grand Prix. The seventh and eighth starting times are not irresistible, but the work dedicated to tires and race pace promised a great pace. So it was.

Austin, hunting ground for Suzuki (by Rins)

Comparing the American arrival orders of Rins and Mir, we see how Alex did much better. Just think that the Catalan won the 2019 Austin Grand Prix, beating a certain Valentino Rossi. It is also true that Marc Marquez lay down badly while he was in the lead, but does not detract from the merits of the GSX-RR striker.

Because on such a hard and complex route, you don’t travel sent by chance. In those parts there are few or zero tests, the asphalt is always a problem, the curves are endless and the long straight proves the capabilities of the engines. Here, three years ago for Hamamatsu everything went well.

Will it be the same in the coming weekend? In the Ecstar box we count. The drivers are in good shape, they were already in good shape in the tests, in Lusail and Mandalika. A square of the circle had to be foundan absurd metaphor that makes us understand how weak the equilibrium in MotoGP is.

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