Suzuki MotoGP boss pumped for more podiums

Davide Brivio, Suzuki MotoGP Team Manager reflects on their success at Aragon and looks forward to more good results in Thailand this weekend.

Davide Brivio

“The other important thing apart from the podium at the race in Motorland was that we could fight at the front with both bikes and both riders finishing in good positions, facing the leading riders for a large portion of the race, and the fact that they couldn’t escape and we could keep their pace and stay close until the end – that has been a great achievement for us.

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Alex Rins and Iannone chase the leaders at Aragon – AJRN Image

“Actually, Andrea was able to overtake them at a certain point, but he couldn’t hold on to the first position. Anyway, we are delighted with the performance of the riders, the bike, and the team.

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Andrea Iannone – Aragon MotoGP 2018 – AJRN Image

“As many people know, and as I mentioned above, from next season on we will compete under the same regulations as everybody else, with seven engines and limited testing time. We are very happy because this is where we wanted to be and how we wanted to fight.

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Iannone and Rins chase Dovizioso and Marquez at Aragon – AJRN Image

“Sincerely, we are very excited for the rest of the season and also because we are visiting some circuits that really suit the Suzuki well. Especially I think Phillip Island, also Motegi last year was not so bad for us, even if we had to deal with the rain. There is Sepang as well, where we used to have good performance. So let’s see what is going on in the coming races, but we are travelling to those circuits trying to continue with this positive trend and stay close to the top.

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Iannone and Rins chase Dovizioso and Marquez at Aragon – AJRN Image

“The first one in Thailand is a question mark for everybody because it’s going to be the first race in Buriram at Chang International Circuit for MotoGP. During the winter we had a very good test there, especially with Alex, so we will try to reconfirm our good feelings on that track.

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Andrea Iannone and Alex Rins – Aragon MotoGP 2018 – Round 14

“Now our target remains the same for the whole season. Our job is to take advantage of any possibilities that might come to try and get onto the podium. This is what we have been doing for a few races now. We did it in Misano when Alex finished in 4th and then again in Aragon with our riders finishing 3rd and 4th. So, this is our target, and let’s hope for some more podiums before the end of the season!”

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MotoGP 2018 – Round 14 – Aragon – Marquez, Rins, Iannone

MotoGP Championship Points – Aragon 2018

Pos Rider Team Points
1. Marquez Marc Repsol Honda Team 246
2. Dovizioso Andrea Ducati Team 174
3. Rossi Valentino Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 159
4. Lorenzo Jorge Ducati Team 130
5. Vinales Maverick Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 130
6. Crutchlow Cal LCR Honda 119
7. Petrucci Danilo Alma Pramac Racing 119
8. Zarco Johann Monster Yamaha Tech 3 112
9. Iannone Andrea Team Suzuki Ecstar 108
10. Rins Alex Team Suzuki Ecstar 92
11. Pedrosa Dani Repsol Honda Team 87
12. Miller Jack Alma Pramac Racing 68
13. Bautista Alvaro Angel Nieto Team 64
14. Rabat Tito Reale Avintia Racing 35
15. Espargaro Pol Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 32
16. Morbidelli Franco Marc VDS Racing Team 31
17. Espargaro Aleix Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 29
18. Syahrin Hafizh Monster Yamaha Tech 3 24
19. Smith Bradley Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 18
20. Nakagami Takaaki LCR Honda 18
21. Redding Scott Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 12
22. Kallio Mika Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 6
23. Abraham Karel Angel Nieto Team 5
24. Pirro Michele Ducati Team 1
25. Luthi Thomas Marc VDS Racing Team 0
26. Bradl Stefan Honda Racing Corporation 0