Suzuki’s Alex Rins says recent MotoGP crashes are “not normal”

Rins should be a key player in the championship in 2021 after finishing third in the 2020 overall standings on his GSX RR.

But so far, Rins has only taken 23 points from the first six races after crashing in Portugal because of a winning race, falling out of a strong top 6 result in Spain and falling in the podium battles in France and Italy.

Rins was behind teammate Joan Mir – who later finished third – and KTM’s Miguel Oliveira in the battle for second place at Mugello, but crashed on lap 19 of 23 in the last corner.

The Suzuki rider does not believe that he has done anything wrong and admits that his feeling on the bike was worse during the race than during practice.

“Hard to say,” said Rins, who is now 82 points behind leaders Fabio Quartararo, who is 13th overall.

“I drove well behind Joan, especially this weekend.

“This race [there] wasn’t enough [of a] good feeling up front, not the same feeling as when practicing.

“But I don’t understand what happened, we have to do something because it’s not normal to have four zeros in a row and always lose the top.

“So let’s analyze well, let’s work. Sure it’s a shame, but [we need to] keep working.

“I don’t know. Personally, I don’t think I did anything wrong. But let’s analyze, let’s try to change.”

Alex Rins, Team Suzuki MotoGP crash

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The Suzuki duo was cut off from the early battle for the lead thanks to another average qualifying performance with Rins eighth and Mir ninth.

But Rins was reluctant to say if Suzuki still had a one-lap speed issue as their Q2 session was ultimately hampered by a bike problem.

“I can’t comment on yesterday’s qualifying because we didn’t do all the laps in qualifying,” he added.

“We had an electronic problem with the bike, so I couldn’t finish my qualifying.”