Maverick Vinales insists Suzuki must keep improving to maintain their momentum after a promising start to the 2016 season.
Spaniard Vinales has finished in the top six in three of the opening four races and is understood to have caught the eye of rival outfit Yamaha.
The 21-year-old believes the team must keep building on recent improvements to the GSX-RR, and is confident progress has been made after the in-season test at Jerez ahead of the French MotoGP.
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“After Jerez, I had confirmation that we made great improvements, but also that they are not enough. We have a lot of room for improvement and we must be good in exploiting our better potential,” he said.
“We are much more competitive than last year and this makes me confident for the job we are doing; also in Jerez in the test we made big steps forward and we found different solutions that will help us a lot.
“Le Mans will not be an easy track, but we are working hard and hopefully this will pay us back. We know which areas we still miss out on and our understanding of the machine and electronics has increased a lot, so this will help us to find better solutions.”