But Rins and Suzuki’s season has still been impressive. The Spaniard broke his winning duck in the premier class by defeating Valentino Rossi in a late race battle at the Circuit of the Americas, Suzuki’s first in MotoGP since August, 2016. He was thrilling while contesting the victory at Qatar and Mugello, and aside from a strangely subdued weekend at Le Mans, he has shown podium potential each weekend.