After finishing 12th and 17th in Sunday's Aragon MotoGP, Suzuki returned to the circuit to complete its final private testing of the 2017 season.

Favourable weather allowed two days of extensive track time for both Andrea Iannone and rookie Alex Rins, who focused on testing new parts for the 2018 season, in particular a new chassis.

The pair also tested settings ahead of the flyaway rounds, with Iannone completing a total of 170 laps and 142 for Rins. No lap times were released.

“We’re satisfied by these two days because it is important to find some time, away from the pressure, to get back to some things we´ve previously tried, and also to try new improvements," said team manager Davide Brivio.

"The weather in Aragon complied perfectly so that we could test new configurations to be used within the remaining portion of this season, and also test some new pieces for the 2018 machine that we would like to have ready for the Valencia test in November.

"We would like to test the first new 2018 configuration there. It will not be a brand new bike but an evolution of the current GSX-RR. Here in Aragon we did our first testing on some new things and we were able to give important feedback to engineers.

"I’d say we’ve worked with one eye on the end of this season and the other towards next year. Of course, these tests are also incredibly important for the riders; Alex is gaining more and more riding experience and Andrea is improving the feeling with the bike.”

Suzuki has endured a miserable season, relative to its 2016 standards with Maverick Vinales and Aleix Espargaro. A race win last year compares with a best of seventh this year, while last year's 155 constructors' points has shrunk to just 64 at the same stage this season.

Unsurprisingly, some in the team feel there is little to lose by testing 2018 parts during the remaining four rounds, which starts with the factory's home race at Motegi, Japan, on October 15.



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