Sepang was the scene for the unveiling of the 2020 Suzuki GSX-RR. The Japanese team unveiled the bike with which Alex Rins and Joan Mir will race this season.
Fourth in the 2019 championship standings, earning eleven top-5 finishes, including two excellent victories, Álex Rins ranked among the best riders in MotoGP. He is ready to attack this new season with the goal of building on his achievements and adding more trophies.
Joan Mir completed a remarkable rookie season with Team Suzuki Ecstar in 2019, which included a total of ten top 10 finishes, with a fifth place in the Australian GP as his best result. He is confident of moving up another notch during 2020 thanks to the experience he gained with the GSX-RR in the elite class.
"The 2019 season has been important for us because we have shown consistent growth over the interior year, and I believe it is the right path to success.
Of course, this will be a special year for Suzuki, as it is the 60th in racing. Therefore, we feel even more motivated to do well in front of our entire company and our fans.
Our engineers in Japan worked on many elements and small details, as well as the engine, during the winter, trying to improve our good product.
The riders are ready and excited, so I think our goal will have to be to improve the team's performance more and more with both riders. Alex Rins got two wins, which was our goal before the season, and then another podium. We learned a lot and this was another important step for us and the team. We are also very happy with Joan Mir, because he showed steady growth and overcame a major injury found in Brno to finish the season with some very solid races. Not only were the results outstanding, but also the whole approach to the race weekend and the working methodology. On both sides we can take great lessons from 2019 into 2020."
MotoGP Team Manager
Suzuki Motor Corporation