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aprile 02, 2017 - Suzuki Racing

Work to do for suzuki mxgp in Mexican altitude

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Kevin Strijbos – 7th #mxgp
Arminas Jasikonis – 13th #mxgp
Jeremy Seewer – 8th MX2
Hunter Lawrence – 21st MX2
At 1800m high, the #mxgp round in Leon in #mexico gave a completely new problem for the Suzuki World team of Kevin Strijbos, Arminas Jasikonis, Jeremy Seewer and Hunter Lawrence as the high altitude causes a considerable loss of power for all bikes.
However, while they are all down on horsepower compared to sea-level, that didn’t stop the two RM-Z450WS and the two RM-Z250 race bikes getting out the gate well in their two respective qualifying races, with all four riders mixing-it-up in the top-10 around the first corner.
Unfortunately, that’s when things started to go a little wrong, as small mistakes early-on in the races dropped each of the riders down the field, but as they have shown all season, none of them gave up and they all tried to improve their position as best they could before the chequered flag.
Strijbos had this to say about his performance: “My start was pretty good, which is a nice improvement, but I messed-it-up in the next few corners, going from fourth-or-fifth to 10th or something. It’s a pity as the speed was there, I felt good, it’s just a weak point for me it seems, these first few corners. I just have to work on that.
“Hopefully we can take another good start in the races tomorrow and then try to put my head down again these first laps and do a better job. I know it’s important as it happened in Argentina so I know it’s something I need to improve; I just need to go out and do it. Still, I came back to seventh so I’m pleased with that as I get a good gate-pick for tomorrow. The team has worked hard to get the RM-Z450WS working well in this altitude so a big thanks to them, but I want to repay them with my results on the track now.”

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