The bold gambles that led to a Suzuki breakthrough

The bold gambles that led to a Suzuki breakthrough

Suzuki and Alex Rins' victory at Austin was a great narrative for MotoGP fans, but it was also the vindication for a bold strategy to close in on the leading manufacturers

Sportswriters love an easy narrative, and when it came to the Austin MotoGP race one of the most obvious was the contrast between Suzuki's past and Suzuki's present.

While Alex Rins brought home a milestone win for the manufacturer, Maverick Vinales - who three years ago spurned a contract extension with Suzuki in favour of a move to Yamaha - had a shocking race to cap off a rather wretched start to 2019.

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