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Bautista fights back to seventh in Germany

Bautista fights back to seventh in Germany

Álvaro Bautista fought through from last place on the grid to battle for fifth in a gritty ride at Sachsenring, a circuit where it is notoriously difficult to overtake.

The Team San Carlo Honda Gresini rider pulled off some brave manoeuvres to move into the pack chasing the podium positions although he had to settle for seventh in a final lap skirmish.

Alvaro Bautista

“I am happy because to start from last and finish seventh is a good result. It's just a shame that I lost so much time at the start trying to pass the CRTs. I was trying to do it without taking too many risks and then once I got past them I had a lot of sliding from the rear tyre, which made it a long and difficult race. I tried to adapt my riding style and use the throttle in a different way and in the second half of the race I was able to close down the guys in front of me. I actually managed to pass Rossi and Bradl on the penultimate lap but I lost the front and almost crashed. I wanted to try again on the last lap but as we came into the braking zone at the bottom of the hill I could see the yellow flags so that was that. I had another look in the last corner but couldn't make the pass. Anyway, the result is good and for that I want to thank the team for giving 100% all weekend even though they knew this would be a tough race.”

Press release courtesy of San Carlo Honda Gresini.

MotoGP, 2012, eni MOTORRAD GRAND PRIX DEUTSCHLAND, Alvaro Bautista, San Carlo Honda Gresini

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