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MotoGP Styria: Rear holeshot device makes 'huge difference' - Mir

Ecstar Suzuki wheeled in the first itertion of their rear ride height adjuster - or holeshot device - for the third MotoGP free practice at the Red Bull Ring this morning.

Reigning champion Joan Mir is over the moon with it, saying it drastically reduces wheelie and decreases the physical stress on the rider.

”With and without is a huge difference: with the device the bike wheelies a lot less, I have less of a physical struggle to keep the front down and I feel more push in the acceleration," said Mir.


"This will probably allow us to play more with the electronics too. Considering it’s just the first prototype I feel that Suzuki already did a very good job.”

Team-mate Alex Rins said: “I need to get used to it to find the perfect coordination between acceleration and lever activation. This is not a problem because it will come with some more experience and we can finalise the set-up of this device; this is just the very first prototype.

"At the same time the comeback in the next braking zone when the rear has to return to its normal height is very smooth and makes me feel comfortable to brake as normal.”

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