Alex Rins will set about turning his season around this weekend when he returns from injury at the Sachsenring – round 8 of the MotoGP season.
After failing to finish at four consecutive races, the Suzuki rider suffered a broken wrist in the build up to the CatalanGP.
Rins promptly underwent surgery at the nearby Universitari Dexeus Hospital in Barcelona – which saw the fixation of two screws – and has now been cleared to make his comeback in Germany.
“I went to see Doctor Mir for some checks and I feel quite well. He took out the stitches and the bone seems almost fixed. I have some pain when moving my wrist, so I will keep working on my recovery during these days. In any case, I will try to give it my all. We didn’t race in Sachsenring last year, so I’m really looking forward to getting back on track here in Germany. I’m very pleased to be back with the team; I can’t wait to see them all and return to racing with my GSX-RR.”
The Spaniard is currently 15th in the standings on 23 points – 92 behind championship leader Fabio Quartararo.
Action from the Sachsenring starts this Friday when FP1 gets underway at 08:55 (UK Time).
Words: Daniel Blackham Lead image: Suzuki Racing