Following a thrilling Mugello race in Italy last weekend, Team Suzuki Ecstar moved to Valencia in Spain for two-days of exclusive testing to allow Suzuki engineers and technicians to evaluate several new parts; primarily to find new set-ups that will improve the traction and grip of the Factory GSX-RR.
The Suzuki Factory delivered two different specifications of the chassis, which have been tested intensively by Maverick ViÌ±ales and Aleix EspargarÌ_; and their feelings were positive today, having gained more confidence in riding and improvement in efficiency. Together with the chassis‰Ûª, engineers introduced many variations in the geometry of the machines and set-up configurations, as well as many new finalisations to the electronics.
‰ÛÏIt‰Ûªs been positive for us to take profit from this private test, we needed to find more efficiency with the traction and we also worked for many other improvements," ViÌ±ales said.
"The Suzuki factory sent us many pieces to test and also new configurations, so we tried some improvements in the chassis and also many set-up configurations. It was a positive test, we had a great deal of feedback that will be useful for the future to determine the paths to take. The GSX-RR is already a very good machine in certain areas; like the fast corners and its agility, but lacks in some other areas. We are working to find a good balance and be more and more performing.‰Û