Aleix Espargaro is intrigued to tackle the iconic Mugello circuit in Italy this weekend with the benefit of extra top speed from the Ecstar Suzuki.

A lack of outright power was an issue for the GSX-RR last season but Suzuki has dramatically improved in this area and Espargaro believes he can capitalise on some of the machine's best characteristics to score a solid result on Sunday.

"Mugello is a very fast track where we can exploit some positives with our GSX-RR, therefore I'm curious to get there soon," said Espargaro, who finished sixth last time out at Le Mans.

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"Last year we arrived here with some worries because we lacked in engine power, but this year the situation is different and we can count on more efficiency.

"Recently we have been making many steps forward, we're finding good solutions for the set-up and my positive feeling has increased a lot. I've found back my joy for riding," he added.

"In France we couldn't finalise a good result because I lacked in feeling with the front tyre, but the improvements we did were very positive. Mugello will be fun, there is always a lot of people there and you can feel their passion."