Tricky weather conditions at the Termas de Rio Hondo circuit affected the qualifying day for Team SUZUKI ECSTAR, with Alex Rins struggling to find... P23 on Argentine grid for Alex Rins

Tricky weather conditions at the Termas de Rio Hondo circuit affected the qualifying day for Team SUZUKI ECSTAR, with Alex Rins struggling to find the right touch with his GSX-RR in the rain and ending up in 23rd position.

This first go with a MotoGP machine in wet conditions was tricky for Alex Rins. His injury to the right ankle affected his performance, and the feeling with the bike in such difficult conditions could still be improved. Not being in top condition, he couldn’t do better than 1’52.340, and he will start from the last row in the grid.

Alex Rins
“Today due to my physical condition and the tricky weather it was a very complicated Q1. In FP4 I felt good and I took it easy, to get a good feel with the bike in wet conditions, which we had never experienced before. But in Q1 I did not feel comfortable with the bike at all. I have not been able to improve on my times from the previous session. It cost me a lot in the accelerations, and to be honest my physical condition did not help either. Tomorrow we will take advantage of the race to continue learning, because it is in the race where we can gain more experience in this new category.”