Suzuki Motor Corporation has presented its new project for the Team SUZUKI ECSTAR, a team competing in the MotoGP class of the world’s premier motorcycle racing series, the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) Road Racing Grand Prix (MotoGP).
Since Suzuki’s return to MotoGP in 2015, the 2021 season is the seventh season for the Team SUZUKI ECSTAR, the defending MotoGP class team title holder for the 2020 season. The team will compete in the championship with the defending MotoGP class 2020 world champion Joan Mir (Spain), along with Alex Rins (Spain), who was ranked third in the class last season. The racing machine GSX-RR, which is installed with in-line four-cylinder engine, has been further enhanced its overall performance to match the two riders. Also, the 2021 livery will have a Monster Energy sponsor logo.
The 2021 season will start from the Grand Prix of Qatar on 28 March, thru the final round in Valencia on 14 November. Nineteen races are to be held in 17 countries including the Grand Prix in Japan on 3 October.
Suzuki aims to defend the championship by surpassing the previous season results of 11 podium appearances including two wins and five 2nd place podiums.
Through competing in MotoGP, Suzuki will further enhance machine development to fight regularly for podiums, while improving the brand image by giving technical feedback to the products to develop more attractive products that surpass expectations of Suzuki fans.
GSX-RR is installed with in-line four-cylinder engine that realizes a strong, flexible engine character, fuel efficiency, and durability at a high level. The frame has a layout that keeps its width slim for both maneuverability and aerodynamic performances, and optimizes body strength and weight balance.
For the 2021 season, the machine was developed to balance cornering performance from the point where the machine decelerates to enter the corner, to the point where it accelerates at the corner exit, at a high level.
|Overall length x width x height||2,096mm x 720mm x 1,140mm|
|Body weight||157kg or more|
|Engine type||Water-cooled, four-stroke in-line four-cylinder, DOHC four-valve|
|Maximum output||Over 176kw (240PS)|
|Maximum speed||Over 340km/h|
|Gearbox||Six-speed (seamless system)|
|Frame type||Twin-spar aluminum|
|Front suspension||Öhlins, inverted fork|
|Brake (front/rear)||Brembo carbon disk/steel disk|