Guintoli keeps Suzuki ride for Mugello
21 May 2017 – Sylvain Guintoli will continue to ride for Suzuki at the next round of the MotoGP season in Italy, with Álex Rins not yet fit enough to return.
Rins sustained fractures to his wrist and forearm in a fall during practice for the Grand Prix of the Americas in April, and was replaced at Jerez by test rider Takuya Tsuda.
Guintoli was drafted in for his home event at Le Mans this weekend and finished as the final classified runner in 15th place, picking up a point in the process.
Guintoli will now continue alongside Andrea Iannone at Mugello in two weeks' time.
"It's a nice feeling to score a point in my home race," he said.
"We didn't have too much dry time to work here, and at the end I think we did a good job under the circumstances.
"I really enjoyed riding the GSX-RR around the Le Mans circuit. The public was fantastic. I ended the race not too far off of Andrea, which is a positive thing.
"My goal was to end within one minute from the winner and I almost achieved it."