Team Suzuki Ecstar have revealed their new blue and silver livery ahead of the 2020 MotoGP™ season, a design they say will make riders Alex Rins and Joan Mir “stand out from the pack”.
Designers mixed the familiar blue with a “traditional slate silver” ahead of an important year as Suzuki celebrates its 60th year in racing in 2020.
Rins enjoyed an impressive 2019 season, winning two races and finishing fourth in the world championship, and he said he has learned plenty from what was a successful campaign.
“Last season brought me one of the most exciting feelings on earth which was to win my first MotoGP™ race,” Rins said.
“It was a dream come true and the second victory felt amazing, too. I will bring those emotions with me into 2020, as well as the awareness of the growth that I’ve made.
“One of the most important lessons I’ve learnt is how to better manage a race - especially when I’m leading or fighting.
“I will carry the special livery for the 60 years in racing and this makes me proud … in 2020, we have to stay focused and get good results, more podiums, for sure, and hopefully also more wins.
“This is the path to success, I believe; little by little, step by step, with hard work all together.”
Rins’ Spanish compatriot, Mir, said he had been working hard in the off-season.
“I have trained very well during winter,” he said.
“I have focused on physical preparation and also on smoothness in riding, which is one thing that my GSX-RR requires, I think. Beside this, I’m really eager to get on my MotoGP™ machine again in Sepang and start to improve further.
“It’s going to be an important year for Suzuki and the blue-silver livery looks amazing on my GSX-RR.
“I’m proud to be part of this historic year and carry such racing heritage on my fairing.”
MotoGP™ pre-season testing continues in Sepang from February 7, ahead of the 2020 season opener in Qatar in March.