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Bautista battles to sixth on home soil

Bautista battles to sixth on home soil

The sun finally shone on the third day of the GP of Aragon today, with home favourite Álvaro Bautista able to overcome his difficulties in practice to seal sixth place in the race.

The result was an improvement of six places on his grid position and it keeps him well in the hunt for fifth in the championship.

Álvaro Bautista

"Considering how practice went sixth place is a positive result. Obviously I'm not particularly happy with it because I think we can do much better and be fighting for results like Misano but that was always going to be difficult today. I tried my best to chase the second group but it wasn't possible and I was having to take too many risks so in the end I decided to play it safe and bring the bike home for as many points as possible. It is difficult to race like that and we need to find a solution to our front-end issues if I am going to be able to push this bike week in week out. We have salvaged a difficult situation today but we need to keep working and, knowing this team as I do, I'm sure that's what they'll do."

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

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