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Bautista looking to repeat podium in Aragón

Bautista looking to repeat podium in Aragón

Team San Carlo Honda Gresini travel to Aragón this weekend looking to follow up an unforgettable MotoGP weekend at Misano.

Álvaro Bautista's first podium in the premier-class and above all the improvements he made with the front end of his bike following recent difficulties have provided the whole team with a timely boost ahead of the season run-in. Michele Pirro also performed well at the team's home race and the Italian is confident that he can feature strongly amongst the leading CRTs between now and the end of the season.

Álvaro Bautista

"The team did a great job at Misano in the only dry session we had available to find a good setting for the bike and even improve it from what we had at Brno. Now after the race at Misano I can go into my next home round feeling confident and highly motivated. We didn't have such a good time in the test here after the Barcelona race but with the steps we have made with the bike since then I hope things are different this weekend. Aragón hasn't been bad to me over the past couple of years so I hope that on Sunday I can be involved in the fight for the podium again, although it won't be easy. We'll work hard in practice to find the best possible setting to adapt to the track. Aragón isn't one of my favourites. It has some fast corners, some hard braking and some difficult direction changes as well as a very long straight. It's not easy to find a setting that works around the whole track."

Michele Pirro

"Misano was a fantastic and exciting weekend with all the events organised for Marco and the result has given me a lot of confidence. We started from scratch at Misano with the goal of making a strong finish to the championship and I am confident we can continue in the same way from here. We have closed the gap to the top CRTs and I am confident that in the next round s we can be fighting to be ahead of them. I like Aragón a lot and I actually made my debut with Team Gresini here in Moto2 a couple of years ago."

Press release courtesy of San Carlo Honda Gresini.

MotoGP, 2012, GRAN PREMIO IVECO DE ARAGÓN, Michele Pirro, Alvaro Bautista, San Carlo Honda Gresini

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