Alex Rins Slams Takaaki Nakagami: ‘He’s The Dirtiest Rider On The Grid’

The recently concluded Italian GP had witnessed Ducati’s Francesco ‘Pecco’ Bagnaia claiming his first win at the Mugello.

While the result was a much-needed boost for the Italian, Suzuki’s Alex Rins, on the other hand, suffered his third attempt in a row of failing to secure a point.

It was a disastrous day for the Spaniard as he was forced to retire after a collision with Honda’s Takaaki Nakagami.

The incident also ignited Suzuki to submit a formal request to the Race Direction to investigate the incident and punish Nakagami. However, Race Direction decided it was just a ‘normal’ racing incident.

In a fiery outburst, Rins slams the Japanese rider during an interview with DAZN.

“Nakagami can’t do what he did. He’s a super aggressive rider. I think he’s the dirtiest rider on the grid.

“On the lap before the accident, I put the bike in front of him between turns 10 and 11.

“Usually, whoever puts the bike in front has the position, like [Johann] Zarco did with [Marco] Bezzecchi, who passed him and took the position.

“‘Taka’ kept accelerating, and as we went forward, he touched me and threw me [to the ground]. I think it was a very dangerous move, and luckily no one was going behind otherwise, I don’t even know what would have happened,” he said.

MotoGP will be back in action this weekend at Catalunya.

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