Suzuki target big improvement in Argentina

Team Suzuki Ecstar head to Argentina this week for back-to-back MotoGP Championship races; the GP of Argentina and the Grand Prix of The Americas; and both Maverick Viñales and Aleix Espargaró are eager to improve on their Qatar showing.

In the opening race in Qatar, riders Viñales and Espargaró made a positive debut on their new 2016 Factory GSX-RRs, with Viñales classifying in the top-times during the Qatar weekend and ended sixth overall in the race while Espargaró finished 11th overall.

In an interview, Viñales said that he was happy to be in Argentina to race at the Termas de Río Hondo Circuit.

“Although it will be a long trip, I’m happy to go to Argentina and immediately get back on my GSX-RR. Since the winter we have made really positive steps forward, the machine has improved a lot; and I feel very comfortable,” said Viñales.

“The result in the Qatar Qualifying is proof of our competitiveness, but the final result in the race left me a bitter taste, as it could have been better.

“I’m eager to start working with my team again, we still have so many things to test and to verify, and the room for improvement is there to make some more steps forward.”

Espargaró said that he can’t wait to be back in action on the track and believes he can improve a great deal in Argentina.

“After the bad weekend in Qatar I can’t wait to get back with my team and start working on my machine again,” said Espargaró.

“We have been struggling to find a good set-up, we made so many changes in Qatar, but after the race, we may have now found a good direction so I am curious to try it as soon as possible.

“The technical package we have is excellent; therefore, I am confident I can improve a great deal. We are all working hard, so Argentina will be a good opportunity to show this, I hope.”