Alex Rins

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Full Name : Alex Rins

Country : Spain 🇪🇸

Career Statistics

Races : 194 | Poles : 17 | Wins : 18



After a relatively quiet season with Honda, Rins makes a significant move to Yamaha for the 2024 MotoGP season, where he will be teammates with Fabio Quartararo.

The transition to Yamaha marks a return to the in-line four machinery, a setup that Rins has historically thrived on.

Alex Rins began his grand prix journey in 2012 in Moto3 with the Estrella Galicia 0,0 team, riding a Suter Honda. His talent was evident from the start, securing a pole position in only his second race.

Throughout the season, Rins consistently impressed, achieving his first podium in France and finishing fifth overall, earning him the top rookie status.

In 2013, Rins was expected to contend for the title, engaging in a fierce battle with Maverick Vinales and Luis Salom. While he secured six race wins, Vinales’ greater consistency saw him narrowly miss out on the championship.

Despite falling short in 2013, Rins continued to showcase his talent in Moto3, winning races but ultimately finishing behind Alex Marquez and Jack Miller in the championship fight.

Moving up to Moto2 in 2015, Rins had a standout debut season with the Pons Kalex team, clinching victories in Indianapolis and Phillip Island and finishing as the runner-up behind Johann Zarco.

Staying in Moto2 for another year in 2016, Rins continued to demonstrate his skill with wins in Texas and Le Mans, ultimately finishing third in the standings.

Rins’ MotoGP career started with Honda, but he faced challenges and limited success during his time with the team.

Now, with Yamaha, Rins hopes to leverage his experience and return to the forefront of MotoGP competition alongside Quartararo.

His familiarity with in-line four machinery and proven talent make him a formidable addition to the Yamaha team, as they aim for championship success in the upcoming season.

Alex Rins entered MotoGP in 2017, joining Suzuki after Maverick Vinales moved to Yamaha. Despite not having any grand prix titles, Suzuki saw potential in Rins to develop alongside Andrea Iannone.

Rins had a promising start with a top-ten finish in his debut race in Qatar, but a wrist injury from a Texas accident sidelined him for two months. Upon his return, he consistently performed in the top ten, securing top-five finishes in Motegi and Valencia.

In 2018, Rins emerged as a standout performer for Suzuki, outshining Iannone with consistent performances. Despite a slow start marked by five DNFs, he achieved his first podiums in Argentina and the Netherlands, ultimately finishing fifth in the championship.

2019 proved to be a breakthrough year for Rins, clinching his maiden MotoGP win in Texas and a thrilling victory at Silverstone against Marc Marquez. With strong finishes throughout the season, he ended fourth in the championship.

In 2020, Rins faced challenges with a dislocated shoulder and missed opportunities for wins in Austria and Le Mans due to crashes. Despite a late charge with a win and two podiums, he finished third overall, behind his championship-winning teammate Joan Mir.

The 2021 season was marred by crashes and injury for Rins, finishing 13th in the championship with highlights including a podium at Silverstone.

2022 started strong for Rins, climbing up the standings before Suzuki’s shock exit from MotoGP after round six. Despite challenges, he secured a dramatic last-lap victory at Phillip Island and dominated Suzuki’s final race at Valencia.

For 2023, Rins joined LCR Honda, aiming to revitalize his career. He secured Honda’s only win of the season at the USGP in Texas after applying pressure on race leader Pecco Bagnaia.

Despite setbacks, Rins remains a competitive force in MotoGP, showcasing his talent and resilience on various teams and machinery.