Fresh out of a win from the Aragon GP and ready to repeat it this weekend. After a first part of the season that was complicated by a shoulder injury, Alex Rins finally seems to have regained his pace and seems to be an important point in favor of Suzuki in the race for the world title with Joan Mir. But careful not to count Rins out just yet. Even if the points that distance him from his teammate are thirty-six, there are still four races to go.
“There are quite a few points between us,” Rins said. “But I still have a chance to win the world championship .When and if I won’t have any more chances, I’ll be available to help Mir win. I’ve been with Suzuki for many years, and I’m fighting so that this bike can improve and win. This season has been full of ups and downs for me. I suffered a lot from the injury, and I’m still not one hundred percent okay.”
The victory last weekend was certainly important for Suzuki and also for your season. Do you think you can replicate it this weekend?
“We’ll see. It would certainly be great to win again on such an important track for me. It’s raining here now, so we’ll see how the grip on the track will be tomorrow. The important thing will be to start in the best possible position, because the MotoGP is at a very high level this year and, when we race on the same track for two consecutive weekends, everyone improves.”
Aragon is a track you know very well. Does this track affect your injury less?
“Yes, the Motorland is not an aggressive track, so I have no major physical problems. I’ve lost some opportunities this season, that’s true, but the important thing is to be back in the fight.”