Alex Rins

MotoGP France Le Mans Alex Rins (Suzuki/AB) : “derrière Bagnaia et la Ducati, le sillage m’a complètement aspiré et m’a verrouillé l’avant” – Paddock GP

Alex Rins had a disappointment in this Grand Prix de France which marked the beginning of the countdown of the official Suzuki team towards its extinction, programmed at the end of this season by a morbid board of directors. But the Spaniard was mostly left with a big scare when, in the middle of the race, he shot straight into the gravel trap at nearly 200 km / h, in a trick already performed by Johann Zarco and Marco Bezzecchi during the weekend. -end Sarthois. But for the teammate of a Joan Mir who also gave up on a fall, it ended badly. And his explanations are interesting on what MotoGP is today…

Alex Rinslike the rest of his people endowed with the uniform Suzuki Ecstar didn’t need that at a time when nothing is certain for the future after 2022. ‘a podium collapsed with a straight that ended badly. But it could have been worse. The pilot explains: luckily i’m fine » he begins, relieved: « if you slide around that corner, like I did, it can be easy to get hit by another rider. Luckily the guys avoided me and nothing bad happened “.

On the circumstances of his accident, he specifies: I had already recovered some positions and I felt strong, but when I was behind Pecco Bagnaia I think I was a little more in the draft and it dragged me into the turns. The wake completely sucked me in and locked my front. When I was on the gravel I was just trying to keep the bike straight but when I came out I was leaning slightly and it made me fall “. He ends with this statement betraying a real apprehension at the time of the facts: “ it’s a critical turn, at the end I knew that Miller was a bit ahead of us. Even when you cut a little in the gravel, you don’t know where the others are “.

Alex Rins: KTM got interested in me

Alex Rins has regrets, because he was on the pace and in the right package…” As soon as the lights went out, I pushed to be in front. We were third. The beat was there “. And he adds: next year when I come here and I’m behind a Ducati I’ll try not to brake too late because then the bike won’t stop. We had a great weekend being competitive from the start. And I know that my potential for good results in the next races is high “.

A fight that we will have to do from now on at each Grand Prix, because if Alex Rins ensures that this experience of French Grand Prix will be useful to him next year, he has no certainty for the moment that he will have a motorcycle to present himself on the starting grid for the 2023 edition… On this situation, he nevertheless gives some leads: “ KTM took an interest in me. My agent also discusses with Aprilia, with Honda and with Yamaha. We’ll see what comes of it “. His teammate Joan Mir is in the same state of mind… It’s even its No. 1 rival for survival.


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