Bautista left frustrated with lack of track time in Malaysia

Friday, 19 October 2012

San Carlo Honda Gresini’s Álvaro Bautista was able to work on his dry set-up this morning, but after struggling for rear traction with his Honda RC213V the Spaniard was denied the opportunity to improve in the afternoon by the inclement weather.

It was also a frustrating day for Michele Pirro and his crew, who nee d dry track time to work on the set-up of the CRT bike here.

Álvaro Bautista

“Unfortunately we have only had half a day to work here. We didn't have much traction in the dry this morning and we were struggling for pace mid-corner and under acceleration. We weren't able to try anything this afternoon so it's all postponed until tomorrow. Anyway we are confident because I think the solution is quite obvious and we think we know how to fix the problem.”

Michele Pirro

“It is a real shame about this afternoon because we haven't been able to get the work done that we had planned. It is another new circuit for our bike and it is important for us to have the track time to find a set-up. To go second fas test this afternoon in the mixed conditions is a partial satisfaction but obviously it doesn't mean much. Hopefully we can have good weather tomorrow so that we can work throughout both sessions without interruptions.”


Press release courtesy of San Carlo Honda Gresini.

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