Label: Alex Rins

Rins excited over second place in the home race

Rins excited over second place in the home race

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Alex Rins says he is thrilled over second place in front of home spectators, and in the title fight he says he will have to improve his qualifying form. The Suzuki racer won the previous race in Austin, and before the race in Jerez, he was only five points behind the leading racer in the World Championship scoring. He started the race in ninth place and only finished behind Marco Marquez, who took the lead in the overall standings and now has a point advantage over him. “We drove an amazing race, given that we started it from the fourth starting row,” Rins said. "Before the race we knew our rhythm was the same as Marco's and we knew Marc was driving even faster in the race, but I had no problems. In the first laps of the race I had to overtake as fast as possible, but I lost some time
Dovizioso; Marquez doesn't have everything under control

Dovizioso; Marquez doesn't have everything under control

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Andrea Dovizioso saw the fall of Marc Marquez in Austin as an opportunity to beat the Spaniard, who is considered the main favorite for the MotoGP world title this year. Reigning champion Marquez started the season with second place in Qatar, and in Argentina drove one of the most dominant races to win. In Austin, at Track of the Americas, he looked set for another victory, but on the ninth lap he made a mistake and crashed, retiring. Dovizioso finished the race in fourth place, but still took the lead in the world championship points, something the Italian was pleased with. "He had bad and negative things this weekend, but it ended on a more positive note," he said. “In addition to now leading the championship, Maruqez's crash showed that he doesn't have everything under control. Most of the time
Rossi: Rins was just better than me

Rossi: Rins was just better than me

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Valentino Rossi sportingly admitted that he was beaten fair and square by Suzuki's Alex Rins in the final laps of the Austin race. Rossi took the lead after Marc Marquez retired on the ninth lap of the race. It looked like the Yamaha rider would end his winless streak dating back to the 2017 Dutch Grand Prix, but Rins had other plans. He caught up with the experienced Italian and overtook him four laps before the end of the race. Rossi tried to hit back, but made a mistake and drove off the ideal line at the twelfth corner, after which he was unable to get close enough to the Suzuki rider all the way to the finish line to try again. "I'm very sorry that I didn't win," he said after the race. “When I saw Marquez fall, I thought maybe I can make it now, but Rins came. I gave it my all
Rins ended Marquez's reign in Austin

Rins ended Marquez's reign in Austin

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Alex Rins celebrated his first victory in the MotoGP class after the resignation of main favorite Marc Marquez after a close duel with Valentino Rossi. It also ended Marquez's six-year reign at this racetrack. Rossi had to settle for second place despite a heart-pounding fight, and the last place on the podium went to Jack Miller. Andrea Dovizioso, who started the race from thirteenth place, ended up fourth, ahead of Franco Morbidelli. For the Suzuki team, this is the first victory since the 2016 British GP and the third overall in the MotoGP class. Marc Marquez started the race from the best starting position, from which he immediately swung into the lead. Rossi followed him closely in the first laps, but then the Yamaha rider was unable to keep up with the Spaniard's pace. The Honda racer increased his PR from lap to lap
Rins: Qualifying is Suzuki’s biggest problem

Rins: Qualifying is Suzuki’s biggest problem

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After the race in Argentina, Alex Rins admitted that he has to drive more at the limit in the qualifications in the future, as this segment is supposed to be their weak point. The Spaniard had trouble setting up a quick qualifying time all weekend, which meant dropping out of the first part of qualifying and, with 2017th place, the worst starting position after the 1 race in Aragon. Nevertheless, the story was completely different on Sunday. From the background, he quickly made his way forward and finally settled for fifth place. “We had the same rhythm as in the fourth free practice so under 40:XNUMX, that’s all,” a Suzuki racer replied when asked how he managed such a comeback. "Of course, next time we have to start from a better position if we want to fight for the highest places. We need to improve our kv
Rins won the second day in Qatar with a lap record

Rins won the second day in Qatar with a lap record

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Alex Rins achieved the best time of the day with Suzuki on the second day of the three-day test in Qatar, which was 0.334 better than the fastest lap taken in the race at this racetrack (1: 54.927) taken by Jorge Lorenzo in 2016. The second time, 0.057 behind, was achieved by Maverick Vinales, the fastest racer of the first day, and the third time was set by another Yamaha racer, Fabio Quartararo on a Yamaha M1 motorcycle of the Petronas SRT semi-factory team. The fourth was Ducati factory racer Danilo Petrucci, who two hours before the end of the test day was the first to drive faster than the fastest lap of the race, and the last place in the fastest five was taken by the current world champion Marc Marquez with 0.411 seconds behind. Vinalas ’teammate Valentino Rossi was nineteenth with 1.2 seconds worse
Rins impressed with the speed on a used tire

Rins impressed with the speed on a used tire 

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After the first two tests in Sepang, Alex Rins is impressed with the speed of Suzuki's motorcycle, especially with a used tire. Rins finished second in both days, but he attracted attention mainly with his speed in racing simulations. After the second day, he told reporters: "I have two very successful days behind me. I am very pleased. We have taken a big step forward since the tests in Valencia at the end of the season. It's not even a second, but a few tenths, which is very important. . " "A motorcycle gives me confidence, I can ride faster. Every lap I can try new things. The rhythm in 20-25 laps on the same tire is amazing." Suzuki racer claims that the new GSX-RR motorcycle specification has improved acceleration in the meantime
Suzuki presented unchanged team colors

Suzuki presented unchanged team colors

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In the online presentation of their team, the Suzuki team showed a mostly unchanged color scheme of their motorcycles, on which Alex Rins and Joan Mir will race. The engines differ from last year's colors by slightly larger yellow and gray elements on the side and front of the motorcycles. Mir will replace Italian Andrea Iannone in the team this year after last season in the Moto2 class, and for Rins this year will be his third with Suzuki. After last year’s three podiums from the last four races of the season, this year Rins is aiming a little higher. “The first goal this year is to put together a competitive, winning motorcycle,” he said. "We have to gather experience all the time, but I think we are ready to win now. We already had a good package last year, as we managed to put together a good motorcycle, and this year we tried the engine even more.
Marquez: Suzuki is ready to fight for the title

Marquez: Suzuki is ready to fight for the title

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Marc Marquez believes that the Suzuki team is ready to fight for the world title after Alex Rins confirmed their good form with the fastest time of the second free practice in Sepang. The Suzuki team has made significant progress this season compared to the rather average 2017 season so current world champion Marc Marquez is confident they can win from the first race of next season in Qatar. Despite not having recorded a win this season, they have a very good last part of the season behind them in which they have stood on the winning podium three times in the last four races. Andrea Iannone was second in the last race in Australia. After their good start to the racing weekend in Sepang, where Alex Rins finished at the top of the second free practice, Marquez is confident that they are sitting
Iannone is the favorite to win - Marquez

Iannone is the favorite to win - Marquez

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Marc Marquez is convinced that Andrea Iannone at Suzuki can take part in tomorrow's race on Phillip Island after the victory, where they showed a very solid formula in the first free practice this weekend. The Italian did not manage to get into the first starting line-up, but he will chase the victory from the fourth place, from where, according to the current world champion, he has very good chances for a surprising result. “Iannone is the favorite,” Marquez said. "He's the fastest and if he shows everything he can, we won't be able to win. If he drives like he does today, he'll win. But tomorrow is a new day and we'll try to improve. If Iannone doesn't improve, he'll give us Of course, in addition to Andrea, two or three other racers are dangerous. It will be difficult to watch the tires even during the race and, above all, to choose the right mixture before the race. "