Ecstar Suzuki’s Alex Rins suffered a considerable blow to his MotoGP title aspirations as his GSX-RR struggled for corner-entry grip and he could only finish in tenth place after a string of top-six results.
The Spaniard believes that Le Mans shone a spotlight on the issue and it is something he needs Suzuki to fix for next season as this is the second year it has been a difficulty.
“We were missing on the first part of the corner, the moment that we release brakes. In that area, if I try to do more corner speed, I was losing the front tyre,” said Rins.
It’s strange because last year we had the same problem. More or less the bikes are the same. For the next year for sure we need to try some changes on the bike. We need to resolve, because last year was the same.”
He remained upbeat about his place in the championship however. “We need to work, we come here second in the championship, now it’s third, I think it’s not a problem, a lot of races.”