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By Team Suzuki Ecstar

Rear ride height device ready for Suzuki in Styria

There's been a missing string to the reigning World Champion’s bow in 2021, but Mir and Rins have it at their disposal this weekend

The rear ride height device has been a missing string to Team Suzuki Ecstar’s bow so far in 2021, but at this weekend’s Michelin® Grand Prix of Styria, reigning World Champion Joan Mir and teammate Alex Rins will join the rest of the grid in running said device.

Team Suzuki Ecstar Technical Manager Ken Kawauchi confirmed the good news via Suzuki’s latest Racing Magazine, with the Japanese guru explaining how July’s summer break has helped Suzuki “analyse the situation and implement new solutions” for the remainder of 2021.

“We are certainly satisfied with the GSX-RR 2021,” explained Kawauchi. “But there is always room for improvement, and we believe the arrival of the height adjuster will help our riders perform better. When we compete in MotoGP, at the highest level of our sport, the challenge for improvement is continuous.”

Ahead of the first of two races at the Red Bull Ring – the scene of Mir’s maiden MotoGP™ podium last year – Suzuki have been the only factory to compete without the rear ride height device. It’s been a hot topic of conversation throughout the season, with Mir especially expressing his desire to have the same tools as his rivals as soon as possible.

 

The Spaniard’s wishes have now come to fruition. And at a circuit that demands a MotoGP™ bike to unleash everything in its arsenal – acceleration, hard braking, top speed, corner speed and more – Suzuki have delivered at a crucial time. Mir sits fourth in the World Championship on 101 points, 55 shy of leader Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) as the second half of the season bursts into life. 

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