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Rider photo sourced from MotoGP.com
The first European race of the season has officially been postponed and with no reschedule announced, fans await to hear when we will see riders take to the Circuito de Jerez once more. While we continue to wait for the start of the 2020 season, we can rewind to last year’s season openers to re-live the thrill and drama that fuels the unique sport.
Today we are going to revisit the post-race analysis we released about Suzuki star, Alex Rins, just after he snagged a 2nd place finish at the Spanish GP.
May 6th, 2019
Alex Rins – Taking 2019 by Storm
P9 to P2 within 25 laps. How does Alex Rins continuously climb his way through the pack each race? It seems to be a mystery… not! Read on Rins fans.
Let’s focus on Alex’s predator / prey index which tied Rossi’s for 1st out of the group. Jumping from P9 to P6 right off the grid, Rins’s predator mindest is clearly reflected in the pattern of his riding. Holding his temporary position for 3-5 laps each time he makes a pass, Rins patiently studies the riders ahead of him, as to not waste any passing opportunities. While some riders try to overtake at any given chance, Rins gives himself a few laps to better understand who he is up against at that moment and how he can utilize his smooth, unique riding style to challenge others. He realizes that at that moment, all that matters is gaining that one position ranking. We are thouroughly impressed by this mature, methodical thinking from such a “green” rider as we often see this from more seasoned riders who are fine tuning their skill sets.