Aleix Espargaro says Suzuki planned projections remain on track despite a difficult run of races in the wake of its breakout performance in the Catalunya Grand Prix.

Suzuki scored a shock 1-2 result in qualifying for the Spanish event, with Espargaro leading team-mate Maverick Vinales, but while the latter turned in a top six result in that race, neither have shown a similar level of pace in the following three races.

However, though Espargaro went on to call last weekend's Indianapolis Grand Prix one of his 'worst' of the year, he insists Suzuki remains well on course with its objectives for its comeback season.

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"We also must be patient; the project is proceeding according to our plans and we are all focused on continuing this way."

Indeed, despite the Indianapolis flop - which saw Espargaro finish 14th - he is confident this weekend's Cech Republic Grand Prix at Brno will be more favourable.

"I'm so eager to get back working with my team soon as last weekend at Indy was one of the worst so far and I need to ride as soon as possible. I struggled to find a proper confidence with the GSX-RR and this affected the whole three days.

"It is strange because my machine has a very good base and we usually find a good effectiveness pretty soon, but this is racing and sometimes you have a bad weekend. We have a good method to work to, therefore I am confident that already here in Brno we will get back to our usual competitiveness, trying to exploit the best out of our machine and be effective during practices.

"Brno will be a tough race, the uphill section is pretty steep and therefore we will need to exploit the chassis manageability in the twisty, technical part of the track."

Suzuki is expected to debut a seamless-shift gearbox within the next few rounds.