Today we start the second edition of Wheelies 30, an annual top 30 which comprises the best riders of 2017 from all the motorcycling competitions throughout the world.
A rookie starts Wheelies 30. As a new entry in this top, Alex Rins seems a very good prospect for the future in MotoGP. The spanish rider had a difficult rookie year in the premier class.
He started the year on a high with a ninth place finish in Qatar, but after an injury, he missed several races. At mid point in the championship, he only had those seven points obtained at Losail.
The second half of the championship was much, much better for Rins. Several top five finishes and the unreal chance to fight for the win in Australia raised several eye brows. His best finish came in the last round, in Valencia, where he ended fourth.
We should not be mistaken by his championship place, as he managed to finished only 16th. In some of the races, he was a main eventer and he’ll definitely be a top gun in the years to come.
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