Suzuki ready to conquer MotoGP with new ride height device

By sep, 04 August 2021

Team Suzuki Ecstar claims that their MotoGP lap times can be improved by almost half a second per lap!

Team Suzuki Ecstar has been quite the busy bee during the MotoGP summer break. The upcoming Styrian GP happening this weekend will see a new part being introduced to their 2021 Suzuki GSX-RR - a ride height device aka "holeshot device". This tool has been used by other manufacturers like Yamaha and Ducati, which obviously a big advantage for acceleration.

Suzuki's ride height adjuster will not only help to blast from the start, but also be a crucial tool upon entering those long straights. Both Joan Mir and Alex Rins will gain access to this new tech and their tech experts have claimed that they might get a huge time advantage as much as 0.4 seconds of reduction per lap. A track like the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria would certainly be beneficial for bikes that are equipped with ride height devices.

According to Team Suzuki Ecstar Technical Manager, Ken Kawauchi, "We are certainly satisfied with the GSX-RR 2021. But there is always room for improvement, and we believe the arrival of the height adjuster will help our riders perform better. When we compete in MotoGP, at the highest level of our sport, the challenge for improvement is continuous."

Defending MotoGP world champion, Joan Mir, is currently fourth in the 2021 championship title chase with 101 points - 55 points behind the current leader, Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP). Alex Rins, on the other hand, is a bit further down the list in P14 with 33 points. Hopefully, the second half of the 2021 MotoGP season will bring more good fortune for the Japanese manufacturer.

Source: MotoGP

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