FIRST LOOK: Suzuki's 2022 MotoGP livery for Joan Mir and Alex Rins

Suzuki unveils its 2022 MotoGP race livery for Joan Mir and Alex Rins.
FIRST LOOK: Suzuki's 2022 MotoGP livery for Joan Mir and Alex Rins

This is the new Suzuki MotoGP race livery, which Joan Mir and Alex Rins will hope to take the GSX-RR back to the top step of the podium in 2022.

The latest livery sees some black, around the front numberplate, added to the usual blue and silver colour scheme. Monster branding, which arrived last year, remains on the lower part of the fairing (plus screen and front fender).

After taking his first MotoGP victory en route to winning the 2020 title, Suzuki first since Kevin Schwantz in 1993, a frustrated Mir didn't lead a single race lap last season.

Six podiums took Mir to third in the world championship behind Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) and Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati) but the Spaniard made clear he needed more technical progress from Suzuki.

The factory was the last to supply a ride-height device to its race team, just after the summer break, but it didn't transform the fortunes of either Mir or Rins during the Ducati-dominated final rounds.

Rins' 2021 title hopes were extinguished by a string of race mistakes during the early European rounds, plus a wrist injury in a bizarre bicycle accident just before Catalunya.

The triple MotoGP race winner was left 13 in the final standings, with just one rostrum appearance.

Like most riders, Mir and Rins are out of contract at the end of this season, while Suzuki is yet to announce a replacement team manager for Davide Brivio, who left for F1 over a year ago.

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