The first part of the season has not lived up to Alex Rins’ expectations. Having suffered four DNFs in the first six races, the Spaniard injured his right arm at Montmeló and missed the weekend’s race, before undergoing surgery in order to get back on track as soon as possible.

Keen to get back to the kind of performance he demonstrated at the opening Qatar events, number 42 is now ready to get back on his Suzuki GSX-RR at the German Sachsenring, a track that the Spaniard enjoys but not one at which he’s scored particularly strong MotoGP results, at least until now.

Rins: "I still have some pain, but I’ll give it my all"

The rider doesn't hide the fact that he's keen to get back to work: "I’ve visited doctor Mir for a check-up and I feel good, the bone is almost perfectly fixed. I still have some pain when I move my wrist, but I’ll continue my recovery this week so that I’m in the best possible shape for the race, where I’ll do all I can to finally score a good result. We didn’t race at the Sachsenring last year, so I’m pleased to be back, and equally pleased to be back with my team and riding my GSX-RR".

Translated by Heather Watson

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