Suzuki has retained Alex Rins for two more seasons, signing the young Spanish racer to a new contract that will carry through the 2020 MotoGP season.
Rins showed a lot of promise despite battling some serious injuries in his rookie season last year. This year has been fairly disappointing with three DNFs in four rounds, but in the race he did finish, at Rio Hondo, he finished third for his first career MotoGP podium.
RINS TO RACE WITH TEAM SUZUKI ECSTAR FOR TWO MORE YEARS
Team SUZUKI ECSTAR and Alex Rins are happy to announce an agreement which will see the young Spaniard race with the Suzuki GSX-RR for the 2019 and 2020 MotoGP seasons. This two-year extension comes as confirmation of the strong relationship between the rider and the team, as well as acknowledging the consistent improvement of the positive feeling between the rider and the machine.
Alex Rins arrived at Suzuki in 2017, marking his debut in the MotoGP class. Despite a tough start to the season, where he was severely affected by injury, he was able to properly begin his ‘MotoGP adventure’ around the mid-season mark. He demonstrated consistent improvements in his performances and reported an increasingly good feeling with the bike. The partnership then continued into 2018, with Alex showing fast pace and strong performances in the winter test, followed shortly by the success of his first podium in MotoGP; at the Argentina GP this year where he took 3rd place.
Shinichi Sahara – Project Leader
“The renewal of Alex’s contract is a source of great pride for us, especially as we always hoped it to …read more