Àlex Rins He already had an outstanding performance in the Qatar MotoGP race two years ago, leading the race three laps and fighting with future winner Andrea Dovizioso and finished fourth. And on this first day in Losail, the Barcelonan was the trump card to stop the hegemony of Ducati – three in the top-10 – and Yamaha – the four – getting fifth in the table.
“The truth is that I am satisfied with the work we have done today. We have met the objectives we had, which were to try to find a good set-up with the possible change of grip on the asphalt after having spent so many days without anyone riding. Then another objective was to try to do a fast lap and we succeeded, we improved the time we did in the test. I am happy and to continue working ”, he assured.
IF IT WAS HIM OR THE MOTORCYCLE
“It’s a bit of everything, a bit for the bike and a bit for the rider. It is true that this afternoon I felt very comfortable with the bike and I could take it wherever I wanted, I could brake hard and late. Thanks to this I have taken this small step forward. Yes it is true that electronics have also helped me a little, so let’s see if by putting everything a little tighter, we can improve a little more “
IF IT IS IN ITS BEST MOMENT
“I feel strong. I feel like I’m fine and that I’m riding how I want. I’m happy, I do what I like, so everything goes smoothly “
WITH THE 2020 CHASSIS
“We are with the chassis from last year as well. We do not know 100% if 2021 is going any better, we missed the last day of testing to test it. Let’s see if we can test it for the second weekend in Qatar. During a racing weekend it is complicated, but let’s see if we can use it “