VALENTINO Rossi still has his own charm in MotoGP even though he’s retired. To the extent, the Suzuki Ecstar racer, Alex Rins, really wanted to have a duel with the racer who had the nickname VR46.
Had a great duel in 2019, Alex Rins also wanted to repeat that momentum again with Valentino Rossi.
The story begins in the 2019 United States MotoGP, Valentino Rossi has a good chance to become the winner after Repsol Honda racer, Marc Marquez, was unable to continue the race due to a fall. Rossi was able to lead the course of the race.
Even so, not long after, Valentino Rossi received a very strong threat from Rins. After a very fierce duel, the Spaniard also managed to ensure himself to be at the forefront as well as take Rossi’s last victory.
Alex Rins also admitted that The Doctor -Rosi’s nickname – was one of his idols in Indonesia MotoGP so far. He also really wants to return to a duel with the Italian rider after he managed to win his idol’s victory in 2019.
“Valentino Rossi is one of my idols,” said Alex Rins quoted from the MotoGP Instagram account, Friday (5/8/2022).
“I took his last win, and I want to relive those times and get back to racing with him,” added the 26-year-old.
Now, Rins will again prepare to face the second half of the 2022 MotoGP at the Silverstone Circuit. The race will take place from 5 to 7 August 2022.