Suzuki Team Press Office – May 25.
The eighth round of the 2022 MotoGP season is approaching, and the iconic Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello will host the latest twist on the story.
The previous stop on the calendar at Le Mans in France proved a bit difficult for Suzuki’s Alex Rins and Joan Mir as the duo both collided out of the race and failed to score points. However, they are thankfully uninjured and ready to rectify the situation this weekend. Consistency so far has enabled him to reach the top spot in the championship.
Mir has a relationship with Mugello, often performing well here. He took third big place on the Italian track last year, although it was a very sad weekend as the paddock reeled from the devastating loss of Jason Dupasquier’s Moto3.
Rins ended last year’s race with the DNF, but he has enjoyed several Top 5 finishes on Tuscan soil in the past.
Mugello, located between Bologna and Florence, attracts a huge number of passionate fans and the early-summer heat and long nights invite a holiday atmosphere. The track hosted its first motorcycle Grand Prix in 1976, where Suzuki Barry Sheene became the first driver to win on the now famous circuit. In fact, the first nine drivers to cross the line in the 500cc class were all riding Suzuki engines.
“I’d love to go back to Mugello, because even though I had DNF here last year, and I had a bad taste in my mouth after Le Mans, this is a place that can lift you. Having a lift is important and it will be a good feeling to race in. in front of a very enthusiastic fan.I am done here and I want this weekend to be another one to add to my list of successes.
“What happened at Le Mans is hard to swallow because I really want to get some solid points and continue to advance in the championship standings, but you have to ‘go beyond’ and not think about what can happen; there are still plenty of opportunities to get results. Mugello is truly magical. , but my podium here last year was really sad considering the situation.We are definitely thinking about Jason, and hopefully we can honor him by standing on the podium again this weekend.
Livio Suppo – Team Manager:
“Very happy to be in Italy, obviously this is a home race for me. Mugello always has a unique and special atmosphere, and it would be great to experience a ‘full house’ here again. We are very keen to put Le Mans behind us, keep your head up,” and focus on achieving solid results this weekend.In the race, you will experience some bad days and DNF, but the fact that our riders are healthy and ready to push back is the main thing, and we will strive for a good weekend.