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After topping both Free Practice 1 and Free Practice 2, it’s clear to see Alex Rins is enjoying going fast in Moto2™.
Both Free Practice 1 and Free Practice 2 for the Moto2™ World Championship at the Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas saw an identical top three. At the head of the leading trio each time was Alex Rins, dropping under the 2015 pole time in the second session. A 2’09.564 from the Paginas Amarillas HP 40 rider set a new fastest ever Moto2™ lap at the Circuit of the Americas, the Spaniard setting three laps under the old record. Not only did he complete three laps under the record, but he also set them in succession proving that they were in no way one off wonders. All three of his record-breaking laps would have seen him hold onto the top spot for the day.
The Circuit of the Americas has always been a special track for riders in the Sito Pons run team, both Viñales and Rins doing well at the track on their debut. In 2015, COTA hosted Rins’ first visit to the intermediate class podium. With a solid setting found already, Rins and his crew are focusing their attention on refining the small details as they attempt to take to the podium for the first time in 2016. Poor starts in the opening two rounds have allowed the leaders to escape from Rins, his pace in the closing laps easily faster than theirs.
Alex Rins: “I’m really enjoying myself on the bike on this track. The team have given me a very good setting from the very beginning. We have been working on the details and every time I went on track I felt better. This is a track that I’ve always like a lot and the truth is I’m having fun.”
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