Alex Rins - Personal Profile
|Date of birth
|Place of birth
|Grand Prix Debut
||2012 Qatar GP
||2017 Qatar GP
|First GP Win
||2013 Americas GP (Moto3)
|First Premier Class Win
||2019 Americas GP
||18 (6x MotoGP, 4x Moto2, 8x Moto3)
||58 (18x MotoGP, 17x Moto2, 23x Moto3)
||17 (4x Moto2, 13x Moto3)
Alex Rins, Racing Career
||MotoGP World Championship (13th – 47 points)
[Injured since the Italian GP Sprint]
||MotoGP World Championship (7th – 173 points)
||MotoGP World Championship (13th – 99 points)
||MotoGP World Championship (3rd – 139 points)
||MotoGP World Championship (4th – 205 points)
||MotoGP World Championship (5th– 169 points)
||MotoGP World Championship (16th – 59 points)
||Moto2 World Championship (3rd – 214 points)
||Moto2 World Championship (2nd – 234 points)
||Moto3 World Championship (3rd – 237 points)
||Moto3 World Championship (2nd – 311 points)
||Moto3 World Championship (5th – 141 points)
Alex Rins, Rider Biography
Alex Rins won the CEV in 2011 before moving up to the Moto3 World Championship in 2012 and gaining the title of Rookie of the Year. A title contender down to the last corner in 2013, with more wins and podiums, the Spaniard was just beaten to the crown by compatriot Maverick Viñales.
After a more difficult 2014 affected slightly by injury, Rins moved to Moto2 for 2015 and was Rookie of the Year, taking two wins in his debut season in the intermediate class. A title challenger in 2016, the former national Champion finished the season in third after more impressive wins and podiums and moved up to MotoGP in 2017 with Team Suzuki Ecstar.
Despite some trouble with injury and missed races, Rins was impressive and took some top-five results as a rookie – a good springboard for his sophomore season. He went on to take five podiums in 2018 and consistently fight at the front: another solid foundation for 2019. The next step was claiming a maiden MotoGP victory at the Americas GP, before repeating the feat in Silverstone.
2020 was another outstanding year for the Spaniard as he claimed victory in the Aragon GP as well as podium finishes in the Catalan, Teruel and European GPs, helping him claim third overall in the Championship.
2021, however, was a year to forget for Rins, with crashes at crucial times costing him dearly. He had opportunities on no fewer than six occasions but only tasted podium success once at the British GP.
The Spaniard bounced back in 2022, delivering some superb performances despite real adversity. Top of the championship after five rounds, Suzuki’s planned exit hit the team hard resulting in a dip in form. But magnificent wins at Phillip Island and Valencia saw Rins finish the season as the in-form man, giving him great confidence heading into a new adventure with LCR Honda.
He started this year strong, securing a dominant win at COTA, but a leg injury sustained in the Italian GP Sprint temporarily halted his 2023 campaign. Rins underwent two surgeries, missing the Italian, German, and Dutch GP.