Álex Rins

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Álex Rins
Alex Rins Moto2-2015 (2).JPG
Nationality Spain Spanish
Born (1995-12-08) 8 December 1995 (age 21)
Barcelona, Spain
Current team Team SUZUKI ECSTAR
Bike number 42
Website AlexRins.com
Motorcycle racing career statistics
MotoGP World Championship
Active years 2017
Manufacturers Suzuki
2017 championship position 20th (7 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
2 0 0 0 0 7
Moto2 World Championship
Active years 2015-2016
Manufacturers Kalex
2016 championship position 3rd (214 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
36 4 17 4 7 448
Moto3 World Championship
Active years 20122014
Manufacturers Suter Honda, KTM, Honda
2014 championship position 3rd (237 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
52 8 23 13 5 689

Álex Rins Navarro[1] (born 8 December 1995) is a Spanish Grand Prix motorcycle racer, having made his début in the Moto3 World Championship, in the 2012 season.

Rins was the 2011 championship winner of the Spanish 125GP series.

Career[edit]

Moto3 World Championship[edit]

2012[edit]

Born in Barcelona, Rins began his career in MotoGP with the Estrella Galicia 0,0 team. In his second meeting, Rins took pole position for the Spanish Grand Prix.[2] He took his first podium in France with third place. He scored no further podiums, but was very consistent throughout the remainder of the season, regularly finishing in the top ten. He finished fifth in the final standings and became the rookie of the year.

2013[edit]

He continued racing for Estrella Galicia alongside Álex Márquez in 2013, which would prove to be his breakthrough year. Vinales , Salom and Rins dominated the whole season with Rins getting 6 wins,14 podiums and 8 poles and was in the running for the title all throughout the season, and finished second only to Maverick Viñales by a very small margin of 12 points.

2014[edit]

He continued to race for Estrella Galicia in 2014.[3] But the 2014 season saw a dip in Rins' performance with 2 wins, 8 podiums and 4 poles which was lesser than his previous year performance and ultimately he finished the season in third place in the riders' championship.

Moto2 world championship[edit]

2015[edit]

Rins moved to Moto2 for the 2015 with Paginas Amarillas HP 40 team riding a kalex machine and changed his number from 42 to 40. 2015 was a very good season for Rins. In a season dominated by Johann Zarco Rins got 2 wins and 10 podiums. Finishing second in the final standings and winning the rookie of the year.

2016[edit]

Rins continues to race in Moto2 for the 2016 season and considered as one of the title contenders.

MotoGP World Championship[edit]

2017[edit]

Rins moves up to MotoGP 1000cc class for the 2017 season with Team Suzuki Ecstar alongside his new teammate, Andrea Iannone, and changes his number back from 40 to 42.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

By season[edit]

Season Class Motorcycle Team Number Race Win Podium Pole FLap Pts Plcd
2012 Moto3 Suter Honda Estrella Galicia 0,0 42 17 0 1 1 1 141 5th
2013 Moto3 KTM Estrella Galicia 0,0 42 17 6 14 8 1 311 2nd
2014 Moto3 Honda Estrella Galicia 0,0 42 18 2 8 4 3 237 3rd
2015 Moto2 Kalex Paginas Amarillas HP 40 40 18 2 10 3 4 234 2nd
2016 Moto2 Kalex Paginas Amarillas HP 40 40 18 2 7 1 3 214 3rd
2017 MotoGP Suzuki Team Suzuki Ecstar MotoGP 42 2 0 0 0 0 7* 20th
Total 90 12 40 17 12 1144

* Season still in progress.

By class[edit]

Class Seasons 1st GP 1st Pod 1st Win Race Win Podiums Pole FLap Pts WChmp
Moto3 2012–2014 2012 Qatar 2012 France 2013 United States 52 8 23 13 5 689 0
Moto2 2015–2016 2015 Qatar 2015 United States 2015 Indianapolis 36 4 17 4 7 448 0
MotoGP 2017 2017 Qatar 2 0 0 0 0 7 0
Total 2012–Present 90 12 40 17 12 1144 0

Races by year[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position, races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Class Bike 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Pos Pts
2012 Moto3 Suter Honda QAT
10
SPA
4
POR
7
FRA
3
CAT
Ret
GBR
Ret
NED
6
GER
20
ITA
7
IND
7
CZE
5
RSM
4
ARA
6
JPN
4
MAL
7
AUS
4
VAL
16
5th 141
2013 Moto3 KTM QAT
3
AME
1
SPA
Ret
FRA
2
ITA
2
CAT
2
NED
3
GER
1
IND
1
CZE
4
GBR
2
RSM
1
ARA
1
MAL
2
AUS
1
JPN
24
VAL
3
2nd 311
2014 Moto3 Honda QAT
5
AME
4
ARG
5
SPA
3
FRA
2
ITA
3
CAT
Ret
NED
2
GER
Ret
IND
5
CZE
9
GBR
1
RSM
1
ARA
4
JPN
10
AUS
3
MAL
3
VAL
5
3rd 237
2015 Moto2 Kalex QAT
4
AME
3
ARG
2
SPA
18
FRA
17
ITA
11
CAT
2
NED
4
GER
3
IND
1
CZE
3
GBR
2
RSM
DSQ
ARA
2
JPN
11
AUS
1
MAL
Ret
VAL
2
2nd 234
2016 Moto2 Kalex QAT
8
ARG
4
AME
1
SPA
3
FRA
1
ITA
7
CAT
2
NED
6
GER
Ret
AUT
3
CZE
2
GBR
7
RSM
2
ARA
6
JPN
20
AUS
Ret
MAL
14
VAL
5
3rd 214
2017 MotoGP Suzuki QAT
9
ARG
Ret
AME
DNS
SPA
FRA
ITA
CAT NED GER CZE AUT GBR RSM ARA JPN AUS MAL VAL 21st* 7*

* Season still in progress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Campeonato de España de Velocidad, Circuito de Jerez – 7ª Prueba: Clasificación Final" (PDF). CEV Buckler. Dorna Sports. 21 November 2010. Retrieved 10 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Local rookie Rins takes pole in enthralling Moto3 qualifying". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 28 April 2012. Retrieved 28 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "Victoria de Rins y podio de Márquez para celebrar la renovación". puig.tv (in Spanish). Puig Racing Screens. 16 September 2013. Retrieved 4 October 2013. Álex Rins vence y Álex Márquez acaba tercero tras confirmar ayer que seguirán juntos en 2014. 
  4. ^ Sports, Dorna. "2017 MotoGP™ provisional entry list". www.motogp.com. Retrieved 2016-11-16. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Maverick Viñales
CEV Buckler 125GP
Champion

2011
Succeeded by
Álex Márquez