Alex Rins Biography

1995

Alex Rins is born

Álex Rins was born in Barcelona on December 8th, 1995. He is the first child of parents Rafael and Victoria.
His first contact with the world of motorsport was a quad bought for him before he turned three years old.

2001

First Experiences

Three years later, friends Xavi and Marc Garcia encouraged Rafael to have Alex try motorcycle riding. Álex was only six years old when he climbed onboard a Lem, and from the first moment he felt something special. So much so, that he left his quad behind forever and began to dream of having a motorcycle. His insistence was such that his parents gave in and bought his first motorcycle -a KTM 50cc motocross.

2003

Starting Out

A few months later, Álex rode at the Constantí cross circuit and the following year, in 2003, with the help of Montse Costa, he participated in the Catalan and Aragonese championship, obtaining the final victory in the latter.

2005

Roadracing

In 2005 he debuted in roadracing, participating in the last three races of the 50cc promo series.

2007

A Perfect Year

Two years later, in 2007, he rounded out a perfect year by becoming champion in every competition he contested: 70cc promo, 80cc Catalan Championship, Mediterranean 80cc Championship and the 12 Hours of Vic.

2008

Integrated Into The Monlau Family

The following year, while Álex emerged in the Catalan and Mediterranean championships in the Pre125GP category, something that would change his life completely happened. In Almeria he coincided with Emilio Alzamora and the Monlau school. Their astonishment at his talent was such, that within a few months he was given his first racing contract. Alex entered the Monlau school in 2008 under Emilio’s guidance.

2010

Repsol Rider

In 2010 he left motorcycle fans perplexed when, in his first race in the Spanish CEV 125cc Championship, aged just fourteen and competing against riders older than him such as Maverick Viñales and Miguel Oliveira, he won with authority. Throughout the season he was fighting for wins, and that effort not only earned him third in the overall standings but also got one of the most important sponsors in motor racing –Repsol- behind him will look and bet for him.

2011

CEV Champion

Able to handle the high level of expectation around him, he was crowned CEV champion in 2011 with two victories and three podiums from seven races. In addition, he completed a great season with the runner-up spot in the European Championship –behind Romano Fenati.

2012

Jumping to the Moto3 World Championship

Aged sixteen years and four months old, and with the support of Repsol and Estrella Galicia, Álex moved up to the Moto3  World Championship with a Suter Honda. Two races was all it took to get his first pole position at Jerez, and it was only four races before he was on the podium for the first time at Le Mans. He spent the whole year fighting with an inferior machine at unfamiliar circuits, producing exciting performances. His effort and the great job done by his team led to him taking fifth in the standings and being crowned Rookie of the Year in 2012.

2013

Second Year, Second Place

For his sophomore season, Rins had a competitive bike and claimed strong results from the very first race. He started on the podium and was only off it on three occasions, with two crashes and one fourth place. Six victories and eight pole positions led him to fight for the championship until the last race against a combative Luis Salóm and a consistent Maverick Viñales.

2014

A New Bike

Accepting the challenge of taking a new bike and making it a winner, he did just that on two occasions in 2015. He would finish third overall in the World Championship.

2015

Moto2 Rookie of the Year

Rins moved up to Moto2 in 2015 and was confirmed as one of the most talented promises in the world of motorcycle racing. He finished second in the World Championship, capturing the Rookie of the Year honour with a total of ten podium -three third places, five second places and victories in Australia and Indianapolis- Plus three pole positions.

2016

Moto2 Farewell From The Podium

Álex started 2016 as a clear candidate for the title and was one of the top riders for most of the season. However, an injury to his collarbone and crashes at Motegi and Phillip Island hindered him in the final stretch of the year, and he would bid farewell to the intermediate class with 3rd place in the World Championship standings.

2017

MotoGP Debut

Álex debuts at the highest level of motorcycle racing this season: The MotoGP World Championship. He does with the Suzuki Ecstar factory team, and aspires to learning as much as possible in his first premier class season.