We’re midway through the 2015 MotoGP™ season, and it’s clear Suzuki is a force to be reckoned with.
After a short break from the world’s top motorcycle racing series, Suzuki is making a triumphant return. The new team is led by Davide Brivio, ex test team manager. Aleix Espargaro, who finished 7th overall last year, and Moto3 Champion Maverick Viñales are spearheading Suzuki’s efforts on track.
They’re riding the newly developed GSX-RR powered by an inline four-cylinder engine producing over 230bhp (172kW). The slim frame maximises cornering speed and overall manoeverability. According to Brivio the aim was to develop a highly competitive MotoGP machine that can give technology feedback to production models such as the GSX-R range.
“We have the GSX-R painted with the same livery as the MotoGP bike,” said the Italian.“ “And the link between MotoGP and production bikes will be closer in the future.”
Suzuki’s Executive General Manager Eiji Mochizuki confirms this sentiment:
“Through high-level competition, we will sharpen up our technologies, and aggressively feed them back to our production models and Suzuki customers all over the world.”
After 12 races in the 2015 MotoGP Suzuki Ecstar Team is 4th in manufacturer points, with Espargaro and Viñales consistently placing in the top 10. With more still to go, we wish the team the best of luck. Fingers crossed for a podium finish!