Alex Rins is close to leaving for LCR after Suzuki surprised many with the fact that it will leave MotoGP at the end of the season. Rins will consider many options, but LCR seems to be the most realistic option. Alex already has previous experience with that team, and that would definitely be a big challenge for him
“Let’s see if we can announce something at the end of Sunday’s race or next week,” Rins said on Friday at Assen for motorsport.
“The conditions in terms of material will be the same [as the factory Honda team]. We talked to LCR because the options was not given of going to the official team. “I would not have disliked [the idea] to wear the colours of Repsol, I was with them in 2013 and 2014 [in Moto3] and I would have been excited at least to have the possibility.
“It’s a big challenge. It will be a big change [going to] the V4 engine, but we are prepared, we are not afraid”.
Rins also talked about his destiny and options a few days ago.
"Yeah, we have some options," Rins said.
"I really appreciate the teams, the manufacturers that come to me because sincerely it was not easy. "But, I'm quite comfortable because we have a couple of options. Still, I haven't decided yet, but let's see if we can say something as soon as possible.
"I would like this weekend for sure, but still I need to decide. So, I don't know."
It will not be easy for him to make a decision, although there are already indications that things will be finished soon.
"Well, for sure all the options I'm interested in. This is for sure. "There are options that I can look at better than the others, because I don't know if this will sound a little bit selfish, but I think I deserve a 2023 bike because we worked really hard [in 2022].
"So, there are options that can provide me with a 2023 bike. There are options that without providing me a 2023 bike are quite nice. "So, let's decide. It's not easy, I'm in a good situation because I don't like to say no to a team who is interested in me.
"I would like to say having a 2023 bike [is the most important thing for me]. But there is one way that the bike is not 2023, but it's a good thing. "It's difficult to say something, because you can say the team without saying their names. I mean, for sure I would like to race a 2023 bike."