A positive, encouraging race saw Team SUZUKI ECSTAR make progress at the GP of the Netherlands. Alex Rins crossed the finish line in 17th,... Alex Rins happy with positive Assen weekend

A positive, encouraging race saw Team SUZUKI ECSTAR make progress at the GP of the Netherlands. Alex Rins crossed the finish line in 17th, but his place at the finish line was not the whole story.

Alex came back after injury for what may be considered his second race of the season. His primary objective was to get the feeling back with the GSX-RR during the MotoGP racing weekend, and the outcome was very positive, as confirmed by the data.

His performance in the first part of the race was solid and fast, with a good pace, and he was able deal with all kinds of conditions throughout the weekend, which is beneficial for his development in MotoGP.

Alex Rins
“I’m happy about this race. It’s positive that at the end of this weekend I was able to experience all of these different conditions: dry, then wet, and also the flag to flag. The start of the race was not a good one, and I struggled to find the pace, but then I managed to get more confident and I could overtake and recover. When it started to rain I took a risk in swapping the bike, because I was already feeling less than comfortable, and I thought it would rain more heavily. That didn’t happen, so the result was that I lost time, but this also means more experience for me. I’m sorry for the final lap. What happened was that I didn’t see the blue flags, and my position was a bother to Petrucci, so I apologise to him.”