Suzuki has become the final team to unveil its 2021 MotoGP livery with reigning world champion Joan Mir and team-mate Alex Rins taking the covers off the latest GSX-RR, ahead of today's Official Test in Qatar.

With Mir turning down the #1 plate in favour of keeping his #36, the main visual difference is the inclusion of new sponsorship from Monster Energy.

"I'm really happy to have a new partner, Monster Energy, to start this challenging journey together,"  said Suzuki MotoGP project Project leader Shinichi Sahara. "And I hope they make our bike look much stronger and cooler!"

Mir began his second MotoGP season without a podium, but made history for Suzuki by winning its first grand prix title since 2000, claiming a race victory at Valencia along the way.

Rins meanwhile fought back from a dislocated and fractured shoulder at the opening Jerez event to win at Aragon and rise to third in the world championship.

Their combined performances were enough to add the Teams' title to Mir's Riders' crown, although the Constructors' world championship went in favour of Ducati.

But Suzuki heads into the new season having been 'shocked' by the winter departure of team manager Davide Brivio, who has become racing director of the Alpine (Renault) F1 team.

Project leader Sahara will take over Brivio's role in the short-term, assisted by information and feedback from a seven-strong 'committee' of team members.

Mir will start his MotoGP title defence when the first of five days of Official 2021 testing gets underway at Losail this afternoon.

 

Provisional 2021 MotoGP Calendar – January Update

Round

Date

Race

Circuit

1

28 March

Qatar (Evening race)

Losail

2

4 April

Doha (Evening race)

Losail

3

18 April

Portugal

Portimao

4

2 May

Spain

Jerez

5

16 May

France

Le Mans

6

30 May

Italy

Mugello

7

6 June

Catalunya

Barcelona

8

20 June

Germany

Sachsenring

9

27 June

Netherlands

Assen

10

11 July

Finland (Subject to homologation)

KymiRing

11

15 August

Austria

Red Bull Ring

12

29 August

Great Britain

Silverstone

13

12 September

Aragon

Aragon

14

19 September

San Marino e Della Riviera di Rimini

Misano

15

3 October

Japan

Motegi

16

10 October

Thailand

Buriram

17

24 October

Australia

Phillip Island

18

31 October

Malaysia

Sepang

19

14 November

Comunitat Valenciana

Ricardo Tormo

Postponed Grands Prix:
 11 AprilArgentinaTermas
 18 AprilAmericasCOTA
Reserve Grand Prix Venues:
  Indonesia (Subject to homologation)Mandalika
  RussiaIgora Drive
2021 Pre-season Testing:
 5 MarchQatar Shakedown TestLosail
 6-7 MarchQatar Official TestLosail
 10-12 MarchQatar Official TestLosail
 

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