Suzuki MotoGP rider Alex Rins talks Galfer past and present

Alex Rins, Suzuki MotoGP rider and premier class Grand Prix winner, has a long history with Galfer, back to his first season in the Spanish Championship.

Alex Rins, Spanish Championship. - Galfer

Alex Rins’ future faces much uncertainty. The announcement of Suzuki’s withdrawal from MotoGP means he is, like his teammate, Joan Mir, looking for a ride for 2023. 

It seems that he will be headed to LCR Honda, while Mir will go to Repsol Honda. 

But, while Rins’ future faces uncertainty, his past is grounded in Galfer. Already by the age of 12, in 2010, Rins was racing in the Spanish Championship with the Monlau team. This was also the time Rins started his collaboration with Galfer. 

“The truth is that I have some really lovely memories with [Galfer[,” Rins said in an interview with Galfer. “We started very young with my debut, as far as I remember, with me entering the Spanish championship in 2010 with the Monlau team. 

“We already had Galfer's name on the visor, and honestly I'm really happy with them. I have a great relationship with Umberto [Milesi, General Manager, Galfer], and I am really very pleased with all the support they have given me and continue to give me.

“I have memories of the motorbike we used in 2011 in the Spanish championship, fitted with Galfer products, and we would compare what we had with what our opponents were using, and I felt very comfortable with the discs, with the Galfer pads on the bike.” That year, Rins won the Spanish Championship with the Monlau team in his final season before moving up to the World Championship.

Going into the Moto3 World Championship, Galfer brakes remained with Rins on his Estrella Galicia Monlau KTM, with which the #42 finished second in the championship to Maverick Vinales in 2013, losing out to his compatriot in the final corner of the season.

Now, Rins uses Brembo on his MotoGP Suzuki, as do all MotoGP riders and manufacturers. But, when it comes to his motocross bikes, Rins chooses Galfer when conducting training with his RM-Z450. 

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