Alex Rins’ weekend at Le Mans ended with a kick in the air (see video at the end of the article). Suzuki’s Spanish driver is having a downright negative time, so much so that today is his third zero in a row after Portimao and Jerez. All of the falls that led to this meager prey occurred as Alex demonstrated that he could fight for the podium only to slip in the middle.
“I’m not sure what to say today,” said a bleak Alex Rins during his interview. “The heavy rain was a real misfortune because, as I told my team yesterday, I would have been on the podium today in dry conditions.”
At one point the key positions were really only a few tenths apart. What happened?
“I got off to a perfect start. I was fifteenth on the grid and shortly after that I finished fourth. When it started raining, we all took great risks then, after changing bikes, I braked at turn four, where you don’t normally brake, and I lost the front. It was a real shame. “
In any case, your race did not end at that moment.
“Exactly. I came back and changed the bike again adding the medium and the crossover, but I tried to warm them up and found the bike too aggressiveand i fell again “
Would anything have changed in the garage with a guide like Davide Brivio?
“It’s hard to say. I have to apologize to the team because this year I feel best on my bike, but it’s not going well. Suzuki has improved a lot, but we are make so many stupid mistakes. Today I really did the impossible. “
Today is the third zero in a row due to falls. Why do you slip so much in the race?
“Yes, that’s right, I fall a lot. Seems like I’m making up for all of the falls that haven’t been made in the past few years. I work very hard and will try to improve, but I honestly don’t know how to answer that question. I think these moments happen every now and then. “
How difficult is a time like this with all these falls from a mental point of view?
“It’s pretty complicated right now to see that the guys on the team are not happy. We are having a difficult time and it’s time to start over and try to get to Mugello as best you can. That’s all I can do now. “