Spanish MotoGP star Alex Rins has signed a new two-year deal which sees him remain with the Ecstar Suzuki team until the end of 2022.
Rins joined the team in 2017, making his debut in the MotoGP class. His first year was marked by a severe injury at the beginning of the season, but Rins recovered strongly and didn’t take long to show his true potential with consistent races in the second half of the year.
He then built on his experience and continued his growth throughout 2018, this saw him take his first MotoGP podium in Argentina, with third place.
The 2019 season rightfully placed him among the top Championship contenders, with consistent race results in the top five and two outstanding victories: at the Texas GP and in Silverstone.
“My wish was to continue with Suzuki and finally this is what I did. I believe that the project has the potential to be a winning one, I have the desire to win, and so we match perfectly,” said Rins.
“It’s the perfect place for me, and we are working hard all together to get big results. 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.
“In this very moment the whole world is facing an unexpected situation that affects pretty much all countries and we need to be patient and see how it evolves. We will make ourselves ready for when we will be called to start racing, whenever this will happen.
“Dorna is doing all they can to allow us to compete, but they are of course taking into account what matters most; the safety and health of people. We can only stay ready and wait to be told when we can start, and in the meantime focus on training.”