Tamiya is going to release a new 1/12th scale motorcycle kit at the end of this year. I understood that Tamiya will release a kit of the Team Suzuki ECSTAR GSX-RR, which raced in 2020, later this year. It looks like it is going on sale in december!
Team SUZUKI ECSTAR begin the new decade with their sights firmly set on the future, whilst also giving a nod to their illustrious racing past.
2020 marks Suzuki’s 60th year in racing, a milestone which will be celebrated with the team’s brand new colour scheme. The elegant combination of the familiar blue mixed with a more traditional slate silver is sure to make the ambitious duo of Alex Rins and Joan Mir stand out from the pack.
This season’s GSX-RR will honour the rich racing pedigree which Suzuki began in 1960 with their participation in the Isle of Man’s Tourist Trophy – where just two years later Ernst Degner won the first GP race for Suzuki, and also their first World Championship Title in the 50cc category.
Since then, Suzuki as a manufacturer has celebrated a long list of successes including 14 more World Championship titles, right up until the most recent victories in 2019 with Álex Rins at the Grand Prix of The Americas and the British GP.
Aiming to tame the beast are Team SUZUKI ECSTAR’s industrious and impressive pair-ing of Rins and Mir. The young Spaniards enter the 2020 season following a successful and propitious 2019.
Finishing 4th in last year’s championship standings, taking two excellent victories and eleven Top 5 finishes, Álex Rins proved his place among the top riders in MotoGP. He is ready to attack this brand new season with gusto, aiming to build on his results and add more trophies to the cabinet.
Joan Mir completed a notable rookie season with Team SUZUKI ECSTAR in 2019, which included a total of ten Top 10 finishes, with a fifth place finish in the Australian GP as his best result.
Tamiya has not released official pictures yet so in the time being here are some pictures of the original bike!
Instant buy? Yep! Can’t wait for it to be released.