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Rins joins Paginas Amarillas HP 40 for the next two seasons

Rins joins Paginas Amarillas HP 40 for the next two seasons

Spanish rider Alex Rins will move up to the Moto2™ class in 2015 to ride with the Paginas Amarillas HP 40 team for the next two years.

Rins will follow in the footsteps of his 2013 Moto3™ rivals Maverick Viñales and Luis Salom, by moving up from the smaller category to join the team run by former World Champion Sito Pons.

Rins has a strong record including seven wins, 12 pole positions and a total of 20 podium finishes in Grand Prix racing and he finished in second place in Moto3 World Championship last season. He currently sits third in the Moto3 standings 29 points behind the leader Jack Miller.

Rins commented, “I think the Moto2 category will be well suited to me, in terms of my riding style as my physical attributes. It is a category which I am sure I will enjoy very much. I’ve had several offers to make the move up but I’ve always been clear that this was where I wanted to go. Having the opportunity to work with Sito and his technical team is a great base. They have a lot of experience, they won the championship last season and this year they are fighting for it again. Now I have to be focused on my work in Moto3 where I hope to catch up with the leader of the standings, so I can go up to Moto2 as a World Champion.”

Pons added, “I am very pleased with the addition of Alex Rins to the team for the next two seasons. I’ve followed his career since he was a kid. I’ve always admired his smooth riding style, his ability to ride fast in a natural way and his control of space and speed. Alex has shown he has a huge talent, I am excited to work with him and help him develop the many qualities he has, to help him become a candidate for the Moto2 World Championship.”

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