Why a Suzuki refugee feels he deserves MotoGP's toughest challenge
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Why a Suzuki refugee feels he deserves MotoGP's toughest challenge

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Alex Rins’ MotoGP future was plunged into sudden doubt when Suzuki elected to quit the series at the end of 2022. Securing a deal with Honda to join LCR, he will now tread a path that many have fallen off from. But it was a move he felt his status deserved, and it’s a challenge – he tells Autosport - he faces with his eyes wide open…

At the end of the 2021 season, Alex Rins’ future MotoGP options were limited to staying at Suzuki on less money than he was currently being paid, or take a non-factory bike at a satellite outfit.

For a rider who has won three times in his career, 2021 was a disaster. Scoring just one podium, Rins ended the year with just 99 points to his tally having crashed in six races and failed to start the Catalan GP after he broke his wrist when he cycled into a van while he was looking at his phone.

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