BARCELONA, March 14. (Royals Blue) –
MotoGP rider Álex Rins (Suzuki)
“It is impossible to make a forecast this year! If in addition to this maximum equality, in Q2 we were 10 drivers in half a second, you add the surprise component, like with Binder… This year I don’t see a clear favorite… I would not bet my savings on any pilot!”, He acknowledged in statements provided by Hawkers, of whom the pilot is the image.
In this sense, he acknowledged that it will be a season of “many colors on the podium”. “It will be very important to be able to qualify well on Saturdays and have a cool head in the race, like on Sunday in Qatar. I am not a conservative rider, but I have proposed this year to be more regular and add points race by race” , be sincere.
Rins visited the Hawkers store in the Splau shopping center (Cornellà, Barcelona) on Monday before getting on the plane to set off for Indonesia, where the second round of the MotoGP World Championship will be held.
At the moment, the start of the championship was not optimal, with his seventh position that he knew little. “The bike has improved a lot. It gave us the ability to overtake on the Losail straight. The race was a shame because we had the problems at the front that we already had last year. I didn’t expect it but I trust my team “, he stated.
“I wear a ‘6’, if we take into account the final result. Although Friday and Saturday I was able to take advantage of the power of the bike a lot and we managed to be 0.4 behind the first… Everything was very close and on Saturday neither me nor Joan Mir we were able to do the race we wanted for different reasons. We are left with the fact that we have added points,” he added.
Asked about the victory of Enea Bastianini (Ducati), being a pilot of a satellite team, he denied that it was a surprise. “I would not say that Bastianini surprised me because he already showed last year that he was a very strong rider in the race and although this year’s Ducati are not at their best, it is still a bike to be in the front positions,” he warned. he.
As for which bikes he expected more from, he acknowledged that Maverick Viñales (Aprilia) was far behind. “On a disappointing level, I wouldn’t say disappointment, but it’s a shame to see Maverick in the rear positions. He’s a rider with great talent and I hope he gets the feeling for the new Aprilia quickly,” he wished the rider from Roses.
They will now head to Mandalika, where they did a pre-season test that went “pretty well”. “So the objective is the same as in all the circuits. We want to be at the top, have a good ‘qualy’ and arrive on Sunday in a position to win. I am sure that the circuit has finished solving a couple of problems that we detected in the tests,” he noted.
On the other hand, regarding the incorporation of Livio Suppo to the Suzuki Ecstar team, he assured that they are “very happy”. We have similar ways of understanding racing and I really liked the advice he has been giving me,” he said.
Rins was at the Hawkers store with a large number of the rider’s fans who were able to take pictures with him and, the first ten to arrive, win glasses from the Hawkers x Álex Rins Limited Edition collection, inspired by the colors of the Suzuki team.