Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Bautista back to full fitness

With his fitness back to 100%, Bautista is looking for a confidence-inspiring ride at the German circuit to propel him into the second half of the season. He was challenging for a top-six finish at the Italian Grand Prix before a huge front end slide put paid to his ambitions as he ran off the track and lost valuable time. Bautista completed almost 90 laps at Mugello in a post-race test and made some significant advances with the set-up, handling and electronics on the Suzuki GSV-R, all of which he hopes will assist him for the remainder of the season.

Álvaro Bautista:
“I cannot wait for the race to come - it will not be soon enough for me! I made some really big steps at Mugello in both the race and the test. We now have all that information to use at Sachsenring and the rest of the tracks this season. I think we are capable of running with the top six or seven at most tracks now and just need a little bit of something to get us there - I don’t know if it’s luck or what it is, but we will keep trying until we find it! I like the Sachsenring circuit and I’ve been on the podium there three times. It is not an easy track to get the bike set-up right for, but when you do it’s great fun to ride at. It’s about a lot of edge grip, so we will have to work on that and get the bike set-up as quickly as we can.”

Rizla Suzuki press release

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