RELENTLESS RINS TAKES SUPERB SILVERSTONE WIN

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Team Suzuki Press Office – August 25.

Alex Rins: 1st
Sylvain Guintoli: 12th (+ 45.478)

• Alex Rins runs calculated and precise race to take superb victory.
• Sylvain Guintoli brings home a great 12th place.
• Team thrilled with second top step of the season.
 

The 2019 British GP got underway in fantastic conditions as 50,000 fans turned out to enjoy a sizzling Silverstone for Round 12.

Hard tyres were the order of the day for the majority of the field as track temperatures reached 45c. Alex Rins got a solid start from his 5th place grid spot, slotting immediately into 3rd as a big accident happened just behind him. By the end of the first lap, Rins had put in a pass on Rossi to take 2nd place, he then proceeded to set several fast laps – running an excellent race pace and taking advantage of his corner speed and confident feeling with his GSX-RR.

With 12 laps left to go, Rins executed a move on race leader, Marquez, and the pair exchanged positions back and forth. As Marquez attempted to pull away, Rins stayed on his tail. Even a small moment at Turn 9 with 4 laps to go was not enough to distract Alex from his goal. As the laps ticked down, he looked for every opportunity to overtake his rival, finally pulling off a fantastic move in the final corner to take his second win of the season. He also regains 3rd place in the Championship standings.

Sylvain Guintoli, standing in for Joan Mir, ran a consistent and solid race whilst also collecting useful data. The Frenchman took a great 12th place and four championship points.

Ken Kawauchi – Technical Manager: 

“Finally, Silverstone has become a favourite track for us! We’re happy to be back on the podium, but with first position it’s really incredible. Thank you to everyone who is working hard in the team and factory, they made this win happen. Sylvain did a great job this weekend, and this win is down to the contributions of him and the test team. We’re looking forward to continuing the season in a couple of weeks and seeing Joan soon.”

Davide Brivio – Team Manager: 

“What a win! I was hoping to have a battle like this one day, especially a battle with Marquez. Alex was just great, he stayed behind, and he stayed calm, he ran a very clever race. He studied the situation and waited for the right moment to try for the win. It was perfect, fantastic. To win against Marquez isn’t easy, and we’re very happy! Sylvain got some good points and he has done a great job to help us develop the bike. Everyone in the team and all the staff in Japan are working so hard, and I want to thank them all.”

Alex Rins:

“Today has been unbelievable. I won in Austin, beating Valentino. And now I’ve won here, beating Marc. These guys are very fast and are ‘legends’ of the sport. I knew it would be difficult to beat Marc today, but I really wanted to try, and it was fantastic to do it. In a couple of the sectors he was faster than me, but I could make it up in some other areas. But towards the end of the race I felt I had better pace than him, and I told myself that I must go for it and take the chance, I saw the opportunity and I made it happen. Big thanks to everyone in the team!”

Sylvain Guintoli:

“The race felt good for me, I had strong pace, especially towards the end. I was hoping to be able to score points, but I didn’t expect this many and a 12th place. It’s fantastic that Alex put the bike on the top step, the team really deserve it and it just shows how much hard work and commitment they are putting in all the time. What a great weekend.”

GP of Great Britain – Race Classification: 

1. Alex RINS Team SUZUKI ECSTAR 40’12.799
2. Marc MARQUEZ Repsol Honda Team +0.013
3. Maverick VIÑALES Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP +0.620
4. Valentino ROSSI Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP +11.439
5. Franco MORBIDELLI Petronas Yamaha SRT +13.109
6. Cal CRUTCHLOW LCR Honda CASTROL +19.169
7. Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati Team +19.682
8. Jack MILLER Pramac Racing +20.318
9. Pol ESPARGARO Red Bull KTM Factory Racing +21.079
10. Andrea IANNONE Aprilia Racing Team Gresini +25.144
11. Francesco BAGNAIA Pramac Racing +40.317
12. Sylvain GUINTOLI Team SUZUKI ECSTAR +45.478
13. Hafizh SYAHRIN Red Bull KTM Tech 3 +54.783
14. Jorge LORENZO Repsol Honda Team +56.651
15. Karel ABRAHAM Reale Avintia Racing +1’29.282
16. Tito RABAT Reale Avintia Racing +1’31.716
17. Takaaki NAKAGAMI LCR Honda IDEMITSU +1’40.420
Not Classified
41 Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia Racing Team Gresini
88 Miguel OLIVEIRA Red Bull KTM Tech 3
5 Johann ZARCO Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
Not Finished 1st Lap
20 Fabio QUARTARARO Petronas Yamaha SRT
4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati Team

MotoGP World Championship Standings:

1. Marc MARQUEZ Honda 250
2. Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 172
3. Alex RINS Suzuki 149 
4. Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 145
5. Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha 118
6. Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 116
7. Jack MILLER Ducati 94
8. Fabio QUARTARARO Yamaha 92
9. Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 88
10. Franco MORBIDELLI Yamaha 69
11. Pol ESPARGARO KTM 68
12. Takaaki NAKAGAMI Honda 62
13. Joan MIR Suzuki 39
14. Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia 33
15. Francesco BAGNAIA Ducati 29
16. Andrea IANNONE Aprilia 27
17. Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 26
18. Johann ZARCO KTM 22
19. Jorge LORENZO Honda 21
20. Stefan BRADL Honda 16
21. Tito RABAT Ducati 14
22. Michele PIRRO Ducati 9
23. Sylvain GUINTOLI Suzuki 7
24. Hafizh SYAHRIN KTM 6
25. Karel ABRAHAM Ducati 5
26. Bradley SMITH Aprilia

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