After a tricky first outing this morning due to the track conditions Alvaro was able to build his confidence in the afternoon and find a good setting ahead of tomorrow’s qualifying session.
Alvaro Bautista (7th 1’41”055) “Today I felt like I had my feeling from before Mugello and Laguna back. We tried two different settings and worked hard, especially in the afternoon because the track conditions were not so good this morning. In the end we went with our base setting, because I felt more comfortable with it. I tried to get my references and find the limit on the hard tyres and I am quite satisfied. Now we have to keep this positive progress going tomorrow to perform to our full potential.”
Fausto Gresini “I am happy to see the riders and the guys in the team with a smile on their face again. Alvaro has got his confidence back and he looked decisive and determined, like he was before Mugello. If we can continue in this way we can get back up to the positions that count.”
Source: Gresini Racing Press Release