Rins does better than he does but The Maniac explains: “I preferred doing the long run to work with the Championship in mind”
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"We've finally managed to improve the bike, but I'll wait for Qatar to confirm this". Pedrosa: "moving in the right direction"
THE TIMES. Maverick closes ahead of Marquez and Pedrosa, Folger a solid 4th, Dovizioso and Lorenzo 7th and 8th, Valentino 12th
The Maniac reveals: "Today I did not have a good feeling with the bike. I tried, but without improving"; Rins: "We took a big step forward"
At the end of the session Andrea and Alex were out on track with the latest aerodynamic component on the Suzuki GSX-RR
TIMES. Maverick sets the best time, Marc wins in terms of pace. Crutchlow 3rd, Rossi 8th while Lorenzo is 15th
"The new fairing? It is not one of the top priorities to test", Rins: "More than the Suzuki, I'm getting to know the track"
"I am happy but to stay with Marquez we need to improve. The time? I had other plans and I didn't put on new tyres"
FINAL TIMES. Marc is fastest, but Valentino is closing in. Iannone 3rd, Petrucci the best Ducati 6th while Lorenzo is 11th
"Andrea has the precision the Suzuki needs, in Australia only two bikes, the base of the GSX-RR is solid, but needs more grip"
It seems that for the riders the metal girls come before the real ones!
Wednesday the three days of tests in Australia begin. Maverick and Yamaha are the favourites, but the competition is not far behind
The two Suzuki riders tried the brand new GSX-R1000R along the australian track