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By Team Suzuki Ecstar

Rins: “I felt comfortable from the beginning”

Top ten result for the rookie at Silverstone as he took P9

After sitting out some races due to injury, Alex Rins (Team Suzuki Ecstar) was back to his best and making some good progress in the British GP. Only just missing out on Q2 and then able to make a good dent in the top ten in the race, the Spaniard suffered with grip at the end but nevertheless was able to take P9 – equaling his best result yet in the premier class.

Alex Rins, P9: "I’m happy for how the weekend went; we continue to make steps forward. In the race I felt comfortable from the beginning. Compared to previous races, in this one I managed to defend my position from the very early laps, and then I was able to try to attack. I could sit in 8th or 9th place with confidence, and with a confident pace. But then at the end of the race the rear tyre dropped a lot and I could only hang on to finish in 9th. I’m satisfied by the work we are doing. We continue to improve, not huge improvements, but consistent. We have to keep on getting experience and to try to get better qualifying positions which would make the race easier.”

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