MotoGP: Rins: Maximum held, which led to falls, aim was to be more consistent | MotoGP

The 2021 MotoGP season was Alex Rins’ worst since his rookie campaign in 2017, which saw riding to the limits of his Suzuki GSX-RR machine culminate in multiple falls.

Rins suffered an alarming seven falls in racing situations, which was one of the highest of any driver. This also included four consecutive laps (Portimao, Jerez, Le Mans and Mugello).

The first of these came while battling for victory in Portimao against 2021 World Champion Fabio Quartararo, while Rins crashed on the last corner at Mugello after a podium seemed possible.

But crashes and inconsistencies aside, Rins showed pace at times, the kind of pace that led him to the top five championship results in the past three seasons.

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Of course, when thinking about his season, the Spaniard said he wished for constancy better, but 2021 gave him a lot of lessons that he wants to continue until 2022.

“It’s kind of strange looking back on this year because it’s been quick in many ways, but it’s also been a very long and tricky season,” added Rins.

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“There are some things I want to forget like the crashes and especially the series of four DNFs in a row that I had.

“It was difficult for me because I gave my maximum in every race and I kept falling.

“But I don’t think that’s too bad, because in reality I learned a lot from these fights, had to deal with these disappointments and these pressures and can therefore say that I at least learned from the bad moments.” .

“We all worked together as a team and I felt the support of my crew. My goal was to be more consistent and we all worked together to figure out how to do that. In the next season we want to bring together everything we have learned and let it pay off. “