MotoGP: Rins goes pink for breast cancer awareness

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Alex Rins will wear a special pink helmet this weekend at his home race in Motorland Aragon to raise awareness of breast cancer, not only wearing the colours throughout the weekend but encouraging fans to post on social media with #PinkRacing to show their support for the cause.

He’ll match the helmet with special pink gloves and boots, before donating all three to charity to be auctioned off after the weekend to raise money for the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC).

The race marks the first home race that Rins will ride in after missing both Jerez and Barcelona through injury, but the local rider, who lives only minutes from the Aragon circuit, says he’s confident that it can be a strong weekend for him.

"We are going to Aragon at what I feel to be a good moment. Since the beginning of the season, with calm and consistency, we are becoming better able to understand the GSX-RR and also the MotoGP class. Little by little we are managing to be stronger and I hope in Aragon we will continue to grow. This will be the very first GP I can race in Spain because I was out for the injury in Jerez and Barcelona; for sure the Spanish people at the circuit will give me further enthusiasm and inspiration.” 

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Simon Patterson

By Simon Patterson

MotoGP and road racing reporter, photographer, videographer