In the end he won. After a very long race behind Marc Marquez’s exhaust – who played a lot with his nerves – Alex Rins overtook the world champion in the last corner. A Dovi train.
Rins scored a second win of the year for him and for Suzuki, who has not won two races in one season for 19 years When Kenny Roberts Jr. won four in 2000 and brought the 500cc championship to Hammamatsu. Alex is amazing and his excitement at the end of the race is contagious.
“What a crazy race,” he said. “It wasn’t easy to stay behind Marc all these lapsbut my pace was really good. At some point he closed the throttle a little because he wanted me to keep going, but I knew it wouldn’t have been good Move. I didn’t mean to pull it. ”
Then that Pass that hit Marquez. The champion was defeated again in the final round of the final round (which has become a slight obsession).
“Overtaking him was great,” he said Rinses. “I had studied that because I knew that I could only pass Marc there. I suffered compared to him when I was 16 and 17, but I managed to stay close. I didn’t think much during the attack. I came in strong and knew I could do it. “
A race mostly behind Marquez, but Rins had to drive in Valentino Rossi’s exhaust on the first laps. What did you get from those laps when you drove behind two champions as they are?
“”I learned a lot from Valentino and Marc“said Rins. Yamaha had a great pace today, and If Quartararo hadn’t fallen, he could have kept up with me and Marquez. and surely something would have changed. ”
At some point you lost touch with Marquez. What happened?
“Yes, two laps to goI thought the race was over so I closed the throttlebut I saw Marquez pushing on and got back in. Fortunately, I managed to fill the gap. ”
It wasn’t the first time Rins made a mistake counting rounds. In Brno in 2014 he cheered before the end and lost the race.
But back to today Suzuki turned out to be very strong at Silverstone. Why is Hammamatsu’s bike so fast here?
“I don’t know. Ours is one really competitive bike on all routesand the work that has been done over those years is incredible, “said Rins many developments in recent years, and I’m improving, although I made mistakes at the Sachsenring and in Assen this season. But I’m super happy to have won again with this bike, and I want to go on like this because I believe a lot in myself and in this team. ”