But both Suzuki passengers had a tricky time on Saturday at Termas de Rio Hondo, since they did not make the automatic Q2 cut third practice before getting knocked out in Q1.

Rins will begin Sunday’s race 16th, while Mir finished up slowest of the rookies in 19th.

Asked if he had been disappointed by his Argentina pace, Rins responded:”Yeah, just a little. The truth is the qualifying didn’t go well whatsoever.

“In FP4 we believed strong, we believed that we could have a good pace, in the present time of doing [fast] lap we had a hard moment.

“We’ve improved very little in contrast to thousandths of another, which we aren’t normally utilized to seeing. We have to take action to improve because in the ending Mir is a bit like me. 

“The team and I’ve given our 100 percent, so we have to see what happened, analyse peacefully. 

“The problem I see, which I may have missedwould be to get traction at the back of the motorcycle, to have traction “

Rins admitted making a strong start from his sixth-row starting position will be vital to salvaging a powerful result on race day.

“I believe the objective is to earn a fantastic start and be alert to the way a race progresses,” he said. “It’s going to be the secret, while it’s wet or dry.

“Of course we now need to be skilful and we now need to be alert and never miss a chance to overtake and nothing else. After that, whatever comes”

Alex Rins, Team Suzuki MotoGP

Alex Rins, Team Suzuki MotoGP

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