Suzuki bleeds for not having the GSX-RR the 'magic button'

"In Germany we lost four tenths. And in Holland, from three to four tenths," says Alex Rins. The Hamamatsu factory is expected to incorporate it in Austria.

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Between 6.6 and 8.8 seconds in Losail (Qatar), 8.4 in Sachsenring (Germany), 7.8 in Assen (Holland) ... These are some of the disadvantages that Alex Rins and Joan Mir have had to minimize this season on the back of the GSX -RR 2021 because the Hamamatsu (Japan) mount is the only bike on the 2021 MotoGP World Championship grid that has not yet incorporated the rear 'Holeshot' (Magic Button) device.

An improvement devised by Ducati that allows the tires to degrade less and generate more downforce in the front axle, in addition to reducing the load transfer and the anti-wheelie effect (wheelie) during the acceleration phase, which Rins and Mir trust in power to be used at the 2021 Austrian GP (13-15 August) .

Suzuki hopes to introduce the holeshot in the Austrian race

"Suzuki calculates it at each circuit. For example, at Sachsenring we lost four tenths. At Assen I don't know for sure, but I think we lost about three tenths per lap. In Qatar, from three to four tenths. It depends on each track. It is not easy when everyone else is using this new part and we are a little late. We have been asking for it for a long time. But our bike is working well, and deep down this is the really important thing. It is evident that Suzuki is working hard, but they only want to bring things when they are sure that they will work well. Theoretically they will bring it for the second race in Austria. I imagine that Guintoli will try it before, and if it is not he will be Tsuda, the Japanese tester, "said # 42 after seeing the checkered flag in eleventh position at the 2021 Dutch GP.

It should be remembered that after nine races contested and with 250 points still to be awarded, although the Termas de Río Hondo (Argentina) and Austin (United States) races are still in doubt due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Joan Mir and Alex Rins are fourth and fourteenth ranked 55 and 123 points behind the championship leader, Fabio Quartararo. So any help is welcome to reduce this difference. And more if it has been in demand for so long.

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