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By Team Suzuki Ecstar

Rins finishes Phillip Island in the top six

Spaniard second fastest rookie and still improving

Alex Rins (Team Suzuki Ecstar) got back into the MotoGP™ groove at the #AusTest, moving up the timesheets to take P6 by the end of the three days and improving on good promise shown in Sepang. Injured on his premier class debut at the Valencia post-race test, Rins recovered well over winter to get back on good terms with his new Suzuki.

The Spaniard’s best lap was a 1:29.103, set on Day 3.

#AusTest Day 3 - Rider reactions

Alex Rins, P6: “The truth is that I’m very satisfied with these three days of testing. Apart from the best lap, the most important thing is that our progress during the sessions has been consistent and significant, cutting more than 2.3 seconds since Day One. We are able to better understand the machine and also develop a finer sensitivity with the settings and the changes. With my team, we are working very intensively, and this pays us back in the end. We still have many areas to improve, both in the GSX-RR and in my riding, but our ideas are getting clearer after each session. I also had a little crash today, but this didn’t affect my performance. I’m satisfied with these days and confident that we will be able to further improve.”