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MotoGP, Rins: "Honda said I could try Mir's chassis, but I prefer to focus on the same bike"

"I feel more relaxed and confident on the Honda, but here in Jerez we'll start from scratch. However, the bike is completely different from the Suzuki"

MotoGP: Rins: "Honda said I could try Mir's chassis, but I prefer to focus on the same bike"


He arrives in his native Spain with the wind in his sails, thanks to the success achieved in the Austin GP. Alex Rins is the only reason to smile for Honda, which is struggling with Marquez's injury and a bike still far from the Ducati in terms of performance.

The Spaniard is aware of the difficult moment, but he doesn't have the slightest intention of throwing in the towel ahead of time.

“Austin was a really incredible weekend. When Pecco crashed I had never been in that position with the Honda. But now we have a new GP ahead of us and we haven't made any bets on it, given that here we are starting from scratch. Compared to Austin, Jerez is a smaller track and we'll try to study to be ready".

Obviously the LCR rider will have his work cut out.

“We have to understand how to improve and adapt to the Honda. The Ducatis are very strong and we will have to try to do well. When I go back to the garage I always try to make my experience and sensations available to the team. This morning the team told me that there would be the possibility of testing Mir's chassis, but I prefer to stay focused on the same bike and the same set-up".

However, the road ahead is a long one.

“On the Honda I feel more relaxed and confident. In fact, in Austin I improved my performance and was able to manage the brakes in a different way. So I'm adapting to the bike, which is completely different from the Suzuki."

Rins also had something to say about tyre pressure.

“It is very difficult to find a balance. Think for example of America, where all the riders were at the limit and this is not good at all. Personally, I think it is unacceptable to say that there is a rule for this race while for others no. I think they have postponed it to Mugello, but I honestly don't know"


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