The Suzuki Ecstar team unveiled its new 2022 liveries in Sepang.
Last season left a bitter taste in the mouth for the Hamamatsu factory, Alex Rins finished his championship in 12th place while Joan Mir finished third.
The last step of the podium may seem like a respectable result, it is true, but the Spaniard was coming to the first race as world champion and from him, as well as from the whole team, it was legitimate to expect something more. Although they had a few good races, the Japanese team never gave the impression that they could really challenge their opponents and fight to the last for the title.
The 44 points behind Pecco Bagnaia and 70 behind championship winner Fabio Quartararo mirror what Suzuki's 2021 has been all about.
Drivers and team are aware that this must be the season of redemption for them, and as stated by Joan Mir himself, they are ready to fight for the title until the last corner.