Friday 25th April 2014,
AlvaroBautista.co.uk | The Alvaro Bautista Fansite

Álvaro satisfied with work on first day despite late crash

SV August 24, 2012 News, Race Weekends No Comments

Photo Copyright Simona Vogel for Vroom Media

Team San Carlo Honda Gresini made a solid start to the Czech Republic Grand Prix today, despite a crash this afternoon for Alvaro Bautista. Other than that the Spaniard was on the pace of the leading riders in both free practices and he ended the day with the seventh quickest time overall.

Alvaro Bautista (7th 1′ 57” 573) “The day didn’t finish how we would have liked with the crash near the end of the second session and even though there was no damage to the bike or myself I wasn’t able to improve my lap time. We have been working on the set-up of the bike, looking for better stability in corner entry and we worked hard with the rear tyre but it didn’t give us the grip we need. So the choice will be to run a hard tyre on the front and a soft on the rear, which will give us better stability and allow us to work on other areas of the bike tomorrow. We made a slight change to the swingarm setting and the feeling was positive so I am confident that we are close to where we need to be and we’ll be in a position to challenge for a good grid position tomorrow.”

Fausto Gresini “Alvaro had a good day today despite the crash. His pace is good and can be improved further. He is close to the others and he has the potential to make up two or three positions with relative ease. “

Source: Gresini Racing Press Release

Leave A Response