Alex Rins is well positioned to claim back-to-back victories at Motorland Aragon after securing his first MotoGP front row start since the 2019 Assen round. 

The Suzuki Ecstar rider scored his third career MotoGP victory around the Spanish venue last weekend with a charging ride from tenth place on the grid, one that gives his faint title hopes a brighter sheen with four races to go.

Moreover, he is well placed to move himself further into contention if he can replicate that performance on Sunday.



However, he doesn’t see himself as a favourite for the race win and expects his rivals to have made a significant step forward in the past seven days,

“I’m really happy to be back on the front row. It’s been a long time, and it feels good to be back. Since last weekend we’ve found a few extra things to make me quicker and feel even better with the bike, so this has increased my confidence. 

“I think I have good race pace, but it will be tough because there are a lot of competitive riders here. What happened last weekend gives me a boost and motivation to get back on the podium, but we’ll have to see how the race plays out.”

Rins is currently seventh overall and 36 points shy of team-mate and leader Joan Mir in the tight race to become 2020 MotoGP World Champion. With 100 points maximum still up for grabs from the final four races, mathematically there are still 18 riders - down to Cal Crutchlow - still in with a shout of the title