Suzuki 2021 Winter Magazine

TEAM SUZUKI RACING NEWS 3 2021 Winter Issue SUZUKI ECSTAR FIGHT ONWARDS AND UPWARDS Team SUZUKI ECSTAR returned from the annual summer break in the MotoGP series with a storming 2nd place by Joan Mir in the Styrian GP, and the blue and silver Suzuki machines continued to fight for top places right through to the season finale in Valencia MotoGP M ir and Alex Rins were major players at every round of the series, always in the frame and always tipped for top places at every race. In the end the Team SUZUKI ECSTAR racers couldn’t quite match their exceptional championship-winning 2020 season, but the team continued the intricate development programme of the GSX-RR machine with a solid determination to lead the fight for the World Championship again in 2022. Join the key team members looking back at the second half of the 2021 season and forwards to the fight for the title in 2022... JOAN MIR After the glory of a MotoGP crown, anything less was always going to seem below-par for Team SUZUKI ECSTAR’s Joan Mir, but the Mallorcan fought back to a top-three title finish and learned lessons on the way. “The time has finally come to shut off from the racing world a little bit and try to relax! It’s something I find hard to do because I’m the type of person who is always active and wanting to do things. But this year I learned the importance of balancing the stress of racing with the need to stay calm and take time out. The truth is, these moments of relaxation will Joan Mir took his 5th podium of the season at Aragon