Alex Rins says he is ‘working really hard’ towards getting himself back into a shape that will allow him to compete in this weekend’s Andalusía MotoGP after being ruled out of the 2020 MotoGP opener in Jerez.

The Spaniard suffered a fracture and dislocation of the right shoulder when he crashed during the closing stages of qualifying for the Spanish MotoGP, ruling him out for the remainder of the weekend.

With the Andalusia MotoGP getting underway just days later, Rins has faced a race against time to be passed fit for this weekend’s event. As it stands, he will require a medical on Friday morning to get the green light to jump back aboard the Suzuki GSX-RR.

“On Sunday morning the pain was really very bad, and the doctors agreed that there was no-way that I could race. Since then I have been having a lot of treatment and also taking care to rest and recover.

“I’m working really hard towards being ready to ride on Friday morning, but we will need to check everything again and have some more tests before then.

“My feeling last weekend before the crash was very good, so I’m really hoping to be able to jump back on my GSX-RR and score some useful points. I want to thank the fans for their amazing support during these days.”

Having arrived at the season opener on the back of some eye-catching testing form, Suzuki went on to endure a disastrous race with Joan Mir completing just a handful of laps before crashing out. As such, the Spaniard is looking forward for the chance to make amends this weekend.


“I’m really glad to have another chance this weekend to get a good result. Last week I felt strong in almost all the sessions, and it was a shame to end a good weekend with a DNF.

“I’m aiming to improve on my qualifying performance and also my race starts, but overall, I feel really good with the bike and it’s great to keep up the momentum we had last week and get back on track.”

 

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