On Saturday morning, free practice for the Portuguese Grand Prix of MotoGP. In this test there was one of the most unusual situations of the season. After the end of the first part of the day, Alex Rins had a problem with his Suzuki that left him lying on the track. In addition, he had to ask for help from his colleagues, who were speeding by.
The Spanish rider finished the third free practice session and placed third in the session. Rins went to just over a tenth of Jack miller, who took the best time of the weekend, setting a record of 1m39s205, against Rins’ 1m39s404. However, it was not all good news for the second Suzuki rider.
When he reached the end of the circuit, Rins ran out of gas, so he had to stay on the side of the track. The Spaniard got off the motorcycle and had no choice but to raise his thumb to ask for help and return to the Portimao circuit box. Through social networks, Mir asked for ‘the complaint book’, since no one picked it up on the track.
“Is this the customer service for the ‘Miller Taxi’?” Rins asked the official MotoGP Twitter account. “I’d like to file a complaint, because I couldn’t find any of your taxis today,” said the Spaniard jokingly. In addition, Rins has already qualified for the second qualifying round, so he will fight for pole position.
His teammate, Joan Mir, has already secured the MotoGP riders title and will face this last race of the year with great peace of mind. For his part, the Spanish rider will seek to win a victory that will leave him in second place in the championship, and seek the Suzuki team title, which he would achieve after 20 years.