After an impressive 2019 season in which he finished fourth, Rins will remain with Suzuki for another two years. Rins secured his career’s first race with at the Grand Prix of the Americas last year
Alex Rins will continue to race with the Team Ecstar Suzuki for the upcoming 2021-22 seasons. The Spaniard shared the news with fans during an Instagram live session yesterday. Rins made his MotoGP debut with Suzuki in 2017. Although his entry into the premier class wasn’t very impressive, he took the flag in a remarkable fifth place in the last race at Valencia that season. His second and third seasons in MotoGP have been relatively fruitful though, finishing in fifth and fourth, respectively. The 24-year old rider secured his career’s first victory at the Grand Prix of Americas last year.
Speaking about the contract extension, Rins said, 'I have always believed in the team, and for this reason, it was easy to get to the basic agreement very early on. Then we took some time to finalise the details and follow all the internal processes. Now, we have to understand what’s going to happen with the 2020 season, we are ready to compete at the maximum level, as we already showed in the pre-season tests.'
The 2020 season of MotoGP is still not off the mark due to the coronavirus crisis. Roughly a week before the start of the season, the first two races at Qatar and Thailand were cancelled. Since then, the COVID-19 situation has only gotten more intense and no races have been organised yet. That being said, plans of kickstarting the season as a closed-door event is being considered, although no confirmation has been received as yet. Meanwhile, two rounds of the virtual MotoGP races have been conducted already. Alex Marquez took top honours in Race 1m while Pramac Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia won Race 2.