8th position on the grid for the Suzuki rider, who comments on the track conditions: “At the end of FP4 my eyes were full of dust”.
Alex Rins gains a position on the grid MotoGP compared to last week, but in the race it could be another story. The standard bearer of the Suzuki hopes to emulate what happened seven days ago by changing the ending. The Spaniard was in fact for a good part of the race in the leading group, only to give in at the end and see his chances of getting on one of the three steps of the podium vanish.
“Vinales can escape”
“A good day, but it was difficult to find the time”, begins. “The conditions are not those of last weekend, but P8 is better than the P9 of a Saturday ago. I am ready to give 100% and I hope that we will all be close in the race ”. Second Kidneys only one can escape: “Vinales could try to escape in the first laps, we will try to recover as many positions as possible at the start”.
“My eyes were full of dust”
Alex then underlines the complicated conditions of the track. “The worst since I’ve been racing in MotoGP, I could see the sand in the corners. I did a lot of laps because I had to try solutions in order to ride better with the wind. They didn’t go badly, but at the end of FP4 my eyes were full of dust and it was difficult to see clearly ”. No comment, however, on the specifications tested: “I can’t tell you what it is (smiles, ed), but they look good”.
“The start will be crucial”
“For tomorrow it will be difficult to strategize, it all depends on the start”, keep it going. “We have to remember to put the launch control (laughs) and then we will understand what to do. We hope to get to the end of the race with more feeling on the tires ”. In addition to Vinales, they will be clearly kept in sight Ducati: “They are in front and together with Maverick they could run away. Our pace is similar to that of Vinales, but it will be necessary to understand if in the race we will have to manage or pull the tire ”.
“Jorge Martin can irritate”
The pilot of the Suzuki then comments the pole of Jorge Martin. “He is doing very well, he has merit and he is learning. Last week he made a great start and learned a lot, we’ll see what he will do this times. Obviously, being a rookie, his pole position is spectacular, it can bother the others ”. But Rins doesn’t think it could be a threat: “Given the last race, I don’t know if he will be able to stay ahead, he lacks experience in managing the race”.
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