Alex Rins expressed his thoughts about 2021 MotoGP season, waiting for Qatar tests. Suzuki rider talks about his goals, his shoulder and.. Marc Marquez
A new MotoGP season is about to being and Alex Rins wants to be fully ready to make a great year. Nowadays, the Spaniard is having some training session at Portimao alongside his friend and Moto3 World Champion Albert Arenas. In the upcoming days we will see other riders joining them in Portugal despite pandemic restrictions. Anyway, Alex Rins released a press conference after a regular training day with his GSX-R 1000 sharing his thoughts on the 2021.
Rins finished 3rd overall in the championship standings last season despite a injured shoulder. Alex had a big accident in the first 2020 weekend at Jerez compromising the whole year, but still managed to claim good results and a top 3 finish in the World Championship. The first thing to know was his shoulder condition: “It is more stable, I am safe and in a better position. I am ready: our goal is to fight for the top position and for the MotoGP title. Last year we were close and our team won the title”.
ALEX RINS: “JOAN MIR IS THE RIDER TO BEAT”
Suzuki confirmed his two riders, meaning that Rins will face the World Champion Joan Mir with the same bike: “He did an amazing job last season. The first rival is every time your teammate, I will give the maximum to beat him”. The Spaniard talked about Marc Marquez too as we still do not know when he could make his MotoGP comeback: “His situation is quite tough to discuss. We do not know his status, but I guess nobody will know the truth until the last moment”.
Alex does not want to make previsions: “It is too early to say that this rider will be fast and could be our rival. For sure the first one will be my teammate Joan Mir like I said before”. Mir will be surely the rider to beat for everyone: “He is the World Champion and will try everything to defend the crown”.