march 10, 2019 - Suzuki Racing

MotoGP - Qatar GP Qualifyng - Suzuki Racing

A challenging second day at Losail International Circuit saw struggles for #alexrins and #joanmir. But, after the solid work put in on Friday, both riders secured direct passage to the Q2 session. This was especially crucial given how close the lap times have been amongst the field, and the deterioration of track conditions in the evening. After the Q2 session, the pair will start from 10th and 11th respectively on the grid tomorrow. 

Throughout FP3 and FP4, Rins focused his efforts on trying to improve his feeling with the bike following grip issues yesterday. His progress was hampered after two small crashes at Turn 2 - a corner which saw many riders lose the front - but the Spaniard still managed to secure 10th spot on the grid when it came to Q2. 

Mir had a more straight forward day, and continued finding his feet. The rookie put in some strong lap times throughout Saturday and he confirmed 11th place during a tricky Q2 session. He will therefore make his debut from the 4th row.

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