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By Team Suzuki Ecstar

Rins satisfied ahead of rookie race debut

P14 on Day 3 in the #QatarTest

Alex Rins (Team Suzuki Ecstar) had a tough start to MotoGP™ after a crash whilst testing at Valencia last year, but the Spaniard is gaining more and more traction now recovered and ready. A 1:55.362 as a best lap on Day 3 put Rins P14 on the timesheets and close to new teammate Andrea Iannone – eager to continue his adaptation with more and more mileage.

Alex Rins, P14: “The truth is that I am very happy about how the three days of testing in Qatar have gone. When we had problems, we knew how to manage them and pull forward. The first two days we tried to evolve the bike and try to improve with the race-pace. But, it was the third day that allowed us to take a step forward, not only for a lap, but the race-pace. We are quite satisfied with the performance. For the race, we have to work a little more but at least we already know which path we have to take. The pre-season in general has gone quite well despite the crash in Valencia. I was able to get the pace and adapt well to the bike. The truth is that the team also helped me a lot to adapt quickly. I would have liked to do the test that we missed in Jerez, but with more kilometres we will adapt even more to the bike.”

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