As a result of COVID-19 pandemic, MotoGP has applied a freeze on engine growth for 2021, with all however KTM (because it misplaced concessions in 2020) and Aprilia (as a result of it nonetheless has concessions) racing this season with final 12 months’s motors.
Regular replace laws exterior of aerodynamic fairings and engines will nonetheless apply, however the stability within the guidelines will probably imply bike growth received’t be dramatic in 2021.
Suzuki usually had probably the most constant bike throughout races weekends in 2021, with Rins scoring 4 podiums within the final seven races – together with a win at Aragon – whereas teammate Joan Mir managed probably the most top-three finishes of anybody (seven) on his technique to the title.
Rins believes the steadiness within the guidelines and the consistency of the present GSX-RR bundle might stand to learn Suzuki – however insists the sector can be even nearer this season.
“Possibly it’s a bonus to us as a result of we’ve an excellent base, and each time we begin on Friday we make choice with the set-up,” Rins stated when requested by Motorsport.com if the foundations freeze would profit Suzuki.
“We simply have to vary a couple of issues [on the bike], however not an excessive amount of. So, perhaps it could possibly profit us, however for this [season] the rivalries can be so excessive as a result of roughly the bikes would be the identical for everyone as final 12 months. And roughly the set-up is there.
“For me, yearly is even more durable. In 2019 I used to be pondering ‘okay, the extent that 12 months was so excessive, let’s see for 2020’. And the extent for 2020 elevated. Let’s see how the extent will increase in 2021.”
Racing for a reigning championship-winning staff for the primary time in his grand prix profession in 2021, Rins feels if there’s any stress on him because of this, then it’s “good stress”.
He additionally believes going through up towards his world champion teammate Mir can be a “good problem”.
“I do know that we’ve bike, I do know we’ve a motorbike that final 12 months was the world championship bike,” stated Rins. “So, let’s put collectively all my expertise, all my expertise and let’s do 12 months.
“[Facing Mir], it’s problem as a result of I’ve by my aspect the present world champion.
“He’ll attempt to repeat this, to take care of the extent, so let’s see if I can arrive there or if I can battle with him to be world champion.”