Friday 4th February will be a busy day for team launches. Not only has Yamaha chosen that date to unveil its bikes for 2022, but Suzuki too. At 10 am (Italian time) the drapes will be removed from the GSX-RRs of Joan Mir and Alex Rins. The venue will be that of the Sepang circuit where the first tests of the season will begin the next day.
It will be an important year for Suzuki which, after winning the riders' title in 2020, failed to confirm the achievement in 2020. The GSX-RR remains a great bike, but it suffered badly in terms of competitiveness over its best rivals. The Japanese engineers have worked on the engine to find more power, trying not to affect the proverbial excellent balance of their bike.
On February 4th we will see the graphics for the new season and, more importantly, from the following day what improvements there have been on the track.