After an impressive race debut for the Suzuki holeshot device last time at Jerez, Alex Rins will try it again at the start of Sunday's Brno MotoGP round.

"The start device was good in Jerez. Let’s see if we can manage the same tomorrow," confirmed Rins, who will line-up eleventh on the grid.

"For me it’s better during all of the start [acceleration]. It's true that we don’t [need] anti-wheelie when we’re using the system. But let’s see.

"I don’t know if Joan [Mir, team-mate] will use it or not. But for me I’m more comfortable."

With Rins riding injured at Jerez, due to a dislocated shoulder, Suzuki had little to lose by giving their (front fork) holeshot device a debut with the Spaniard and gathering real race data.

It seems Honda may take a similar approach with Marc Marquez's replacement Stefan Bradl, who has been trying some new parts at Brno - including further work on the factory's holeshot/ride height system.

"It still needs some time, but it's something we are working on and trying to improve," Bradl said.

While it's unclear if the German will try it in Sunday's race, team-mate Alex Marquez said he'll have "the standard bike for the start".

Should Bradl use the system it would mean all but KTM are thought to have a working holeshot device in MotoGP, although at present only the Ducati system can be used repeatedly, when accelerating onto straights.

Double Jerez race winner Fabio Quartararo trailed using the Yamaha system in such way during Friday practice in the Czech Republic, but found it 'difficult'.

 

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