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Rins: “This track is very complicated”

Rins: “This track is very complicated”

For the ninth time in 2015, Alex Rins lines up on the front row ready to challenge for the podium.

The Sepang International Circuit is a difficult track to learn, corners are a mix of fast and flowing and tight and technical, riding the circuit on a Moto2™ machine a world apart from a Moto3™ bike. Despite the challenge, Alex Rins progressed steadily throughout the weekend and, as at the 16 circuits before, eventually adapted and became as competitive as usual. Unfortunately the Moto2™ Qualifying session was interrupted due to rain, riders missing the final six minutes. The Paginas Amarillas HP 40 rider remains happy with his progress and is eager to join Tom Luthi and Joahnn Zarco in battling for victory.

Last time out in the Australian GP Rins took his second win of the season and is out for lucky number three. With Tito Rabat out due to injury, a podium finish could almost certainly cement the rookie in second overall. The Malaysian GP will be a test of both rider and bike as the brutal temperatures push each to their limits. Riding down the straight at Sepang has often been compared to riding head first into a hairdryer.

Alex Rins: “Johann and Tom look really strong in this track. For sure for me it’s a little difficult because it’s my first time here and this track is very complicated. Anyway, I’m happy to start on the front row once again and I hope that tomorrow will be a good race.”

Moto2, 2015, SHELL MALAYSIA MOTORCYCLE GRAND PRIX, QP, Alex Rins, Paginas Amarillas HP 40

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