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Qualifying sets Bautista on row three

Qualifying sets Bautista on row three

Rizla Suzuki’s Álvaro Bautista made a determined effort in the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix qualifying session and good result has the Spaniard looking forward to tomorrow's race.

Bautista will start from the third row after qualifying in ninth place with a best lap time of 1’40.333 from his 28 turns around the circuit. Bautista is still looking for a bit more durability from his preferred front tyre selection, but believes the team will be able to make a few changes to the set-up of the GSV-R to assist with tyre life in readiness for the race.

Álvaro Bautista:
“The qualifying today was not too bad compared with the last few races, so this is a lot better for us. We tried a long run at the start of the session and the grip from the rear was no problem, but the front did not have enough life in it to make a full race length. This will make things difficult for tomorrow, because we have to try and preserve the front tyre and make sure we have enough durability for 28-laps. We are starting from the third row so the main thing will be to get a good start and stay with the front guys. We will look at today’s data to see if we can use a setting that will give us more life in the tyre and stop it dropping off and sliding around. I am looking forward to tomorrow because we have a better grid position and I will give it full gas and 100% to get a good result.”

Rizla Suzuki press release.

MotoGP, 2011, RED BULL INDIANAPOLIS GRAND PRIX, Alvaro Bautista, Rizla Suzuki MotoGP

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