Alex Rins takes eleventh place in difficult Japanese Grand Prix

 In Moto2, News


Weather conditions definitely conditioned the race played on Sunday at the Japanese circuit of Motegi. Warm up accumulated delay because of the fog that covered the Japanese track and prevented the medical helicopter taking off.

When the fog has dissipated, it has set a new racing program which has been reduced to 10 minutes instead of 20 free practice and 15 laps instead of 23 the Moto2 race. After being fastest in the wet warm up, Alex Rins started from the second row of the grid looking to get the maximum points to close the gap with the runner of the general Rabat.

Rins hadn’t a good feeling with the front of his Kalex during the race and he lost positions lap by lap to go from fourth to eleventh. Rins made a mistake in some corners. Those maneuvers made him to lose time and concentration.

Teammate Luis Salom was fighting back, occupying eighth position when he went down with six laps remaining. He couldn’t complete a good performance.

11th Alex Rins
“The whole weekend has gone pretty well. Morning with the wet track in the warm up I had a good feeling and we were fast. In the race I didn’t feel good. I had no confidence with the front and I have gone over several times. When I saw it was going to be a difficult race I concentrated on trying to finish as far forward as possible and get points.”

Source: Pons Racing

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