Suzuki has announced Alex Rins will race in Germany, after recovering from having broken his arm in a cycling crash two weeks ago.
Rins has had a torrid 2021 campaign so far. The Spaniard has only scored 23 points this season, and languishes 15th in the title. He has not scored a single point since Doha, and hasn’t finished a race since Jerez, where he crashed early, but remounted, finishing 20th.
His problems this year were compounded when he broke his arm on the Thursday before his home round in Barcelona, forcing him to miss the round as he recovered. Today though, Dr. Xavier Mir announced he was medically fit to race, though he will suffer some discomfort and will likely need physiotherapy throughout the weekend.
“After removing the stitches and checking his wrist we consider the mobility of the injury is pretty good and Rins will try to race in Germany,” Dr. Mir said. “Of course, he could suffer some pain during the sessions and he might need some physiotherapy.”
Rins said he feels fine heading into the Sachsenring, and is looking forward to racing the tricky circuit.
“I went to see Doctor Mir for some checks and I feel quite well,” he said. “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.”
Suzuki as a team have had a horrible affair in 2021 thus far, with the 2020 champions sitting fourth in the title.