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Bautista hoping to bounce back at Brickyard

Bautista hoping to bounce back at Brickyard

The Rizla Suzuki rider is confident he can recover from two successive DNFs and score a result which reflects the potential recently shown by bike and rider.

Rizla Suzuki is on its way Stateside for the 12th round of the 2011 MotoGP World Championship which will be held at the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway in America. Álvaro Bautista will be looking to continue with the huge potential that has been shown by him and the Suzuki GSV-R is recent races. He looked likely to fight for a top-five finish last time out at Brno, before lady-luck robbed him of the opportunity and he crashed. He is in a determined and focused mood to get a good qualifying position on Saturday to give him a better chance of getting away with the quick group come race-day and show what both he and the Rizla Suzuki are capable of.

Álvaro Bautista:
“We have certainly made some big steps with the GSV-R over the last few races, but we still need to work on things at Indianapolis. We need find out what the true potential of the bike is and I need to improve my qualifying session performance. It is difficult to see if we can compete with the guys at the front if I am starting at the back of the grid and I have to use so much time and energy to get up to them. These are things that we are determined to do and if we are successful in them then who knows what the bike and the team are capable of producing. I finished eighth at Indianapolis last year and I know we can do better than that now with the package we have. I will be pushing right from the start and trying to make all the hard work we’ve done in recent races give us a good end result in America.”

On the Thursday prior to the start of the GP weekend AMA supersport rider Elena Myers will ride some laps on the GSV-R prototype at the track.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2011, RED BULL INDIANAPOLIS GRAND PRIX

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