Joan Mir joins as new rider

Team Suzuki Ecstar is ready for the 2019 MotoGP season with improvements both to its competition bike and team.

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Forming the team will be Spanish rider, Alex Rins (#42), who ranked 5th in the rider’s Championship. Joining him is another Spaniard, Joan Mir (#36), who moves up from the Moto2 class to join the MotoGP team.

Team Suzuki Ecstar is confident it will achieve results this year, not only surpassing last year’s results but achieving regular podium positions. In the 2018 season, composed of 19 races, the team garnered four second places, and five third places.

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The GSX-RR has been finely tuned for this season. It produces 240-PS and can reach a top speed of 340 km/h, all while weighing just 157 kg.

Team Suzuki Ecstar has integrated improvements to the GSX-RR MotoGP bike to further enhance cornering performance. The frame has a layout that keeps its width slim for both maneuvrability and aerodynamic performance, while optimizing body strength and weight balance.

Team Suzuki Ecstar ready for 2019 MotoGP season image

For the 2019 season, the machine was developed to balance cornering performance, particularly at corner entry, where the bike decelerates to enter the corner, to the point where it accelerates at the corner exit.

The 2019 MotoGP season will start with the Grand Prix of Qatar on March 10, 2019 and conclude with the final round in Valencia, Spain, on November 17, 2019. The 2019 season will features 19 races held in 15 countries. Team Suzuki is especially optimistic of results on its home Grand Prix in Japan on October 20, 2019.