Álex Rins

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Álex Rins
Alex Rins Moto2-2015 (2).JPG
NationalitySpain Spanish
Born (1995-12-08) 8 December 1995 (age 23)
Barcelona, Spain
Current teamTeam Suzuki Ecstar
Bike number42
WebsiteAlexRins.com
Motorcycle racing career statistics
MotoGP World Championship
Active years2017–present
ManufacturersSuzuki
2018 championship position5th (169 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
31 0 5 0 1 228
Moto2 World Championship
Active years20152016
ManufacturersKalex
2016 championship position3rd (214 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
36 4 17 4 7 448
Moto3 World Championship
Active years20122014
ManufacturersSuter Honda, KTM, Honda
2014 championship position3rd (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.

Moto3 World Championship[edit]

2012[edit]

Born in Barcelona, Rins began his career in Moto3 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 0,0 alongside Álex Márquez in 2013, which would prove to be his breakthrough year. Maverick Viñales, Luis Salom and Rins dominated the season, with Rins scoring 6 wins, 14 podiums and 8 poles, and was in the running for the title throughout the season, finishing second to Viñales by a margin of 12 points.

2014[edit]

He continued to race for Estrella Galicia 0,0 in 2014.[3] The 2014 season saw a dip in Rins' performance with 2 wins, 8 podiums and 4 poles which was lesser than his previous years' performance. Ultimately Rins finished the season in third place in the riders' championship.

Moto2 World Championship[edit]

2015[edit]

Rins moved to Moto2 for 2015 with the Paginas Amarillas HP 40 team riding a Kalex machine and changed his number from 42 to 40. In a season dominated by Johann Zarco, Rins achieved 2 wins and 10 podiums, ultimately finishing second in the final standings and winning the rookie of the year.

2016[edit]

Rins stayed with the Paginas Amarillas HP 40 team for 2016. The season began well for Rins, achieving wins in Austin and Le Mans and 7 podiums. However, a late season slump coupled with a surge in performance from Thomas Lüthi resulted in Rins finishing the season in third place.

MotoGP World Championship[edit]

2017[edit]

Rins moved up to the MotoGP class for the 2017 season with Team Suzuki Ecstar alongside his new teammate, Andrea Iannone, and changed his number back from 40 to 42.[4] The first half of his season was hampered when he broke his wrist during practice at Texas in April, and didn't return to the bike until two months later at Assen. However, his fortunes took an upturn with a season-best fifth place in the wet in Japan, bettered with a fourth place finish at the final round in Valencia.

2018[edit]

An improved Suzuki machine coupled with a lack of injuries allowed Rins to be a consistent podium contender in 2018. Despite a disappointing start to the season with 5 retirements in 9 races, Rins amassed 5 podiums (including second place in both of the final two rounds) and a total of 169 points, finishing the season in 5th place of the rider's championship and 36 points ahead of his teammate Iannone.

On May 17, 2018 ahead of the French GP, Rins was confirmed to have signed a two-year extension with Suzuki, guaranteeing his factory rider position with the Hamamatsu manufacturer through 2020.[5]

2019[edit]

For the 2019 season Rins will be paired with MotoGP rookie and 2017 Moto3 champion Joan Mir.

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 42 13 0 0 0 0 59 16th
2018 MotoGP Suzuki Team SUZUKI ECSTAR 42 18 0 5 0 1 169 5th
Total 119 12 45 17 13 1365

By class[edit]

Class Seasons 1st GP 1st Podium 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 2017–2018 2017 Qatar 2018 Argentina 31 0 5 0 1 228 0
Total 2012–present 119 12 45 17 13 1365 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 19 Pos Pts
2012 Moto3 Suter Honda QAT
10
SPA
4
POR
7
FRA
3
CAT
Ret
GBR
Ret
NED
6
GER
20
ITA
7
INP
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
INP
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
INP
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
INP
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
17
GER
21
CZE
11
AUT
16
GBR
9
RSM
8
ARA
17
JPN
5
AUS
8
MAL
DSQ
VAL
4
16th 59
2018 MotoGP Suzuki QAT
Ret
ARG
3
AME
Ret
SPA
Ret
FRA
10
ITA
5
CAT
Ret
NED
2
GER
Ret
CZE
11
AUT
8
GBR
C
RSM
4
ARA
4
THA
6
JPN
3
AUS
5
MAL
2
VAL
2
5th 169

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 16 November 2016.
  5. ^ "Rins to stay with Team Suzuki Ecstar for two more seasons". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 17 May 2018. Retrieved 6 January 2019.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Maverick Viñales
CEV Buckler 125GP
Champion

2011
Succeeded by
Álex Márquez