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Go & Fun Honda Gresini makes positive steps in Sepang

Go & Fun Honda Gresini makes positive steps in Sepang

The final day of the opening MotoGP test of the year took place under scorching temperatures of over at the Sepang circuit, with the Go & Fun Honda Gresini team happy with the direction it is headed in.

Despite the intense heat, Álvaro Bautista and his technicians continued to work hard with Showa technicians in order to obtain valuable suspension data. The long process will put Bautista in the best shape to be competitive when the season begins. Bryan Staring continued his learning process in the MotoGP class. On a tough track for a debutant, the Australian made significant improvements and is looking forward to even more at the next Sepang test, at the end of February.

Álvaro Bautista

“The intense heat that we’ve had over the past few days ended up making it considerably harder work out on track. That didn’t affect our schedule, however, and we continued with the job of setting up the Showa suspension. We are making progress, but we still have a lot of work to do and our aim remains to have everything ready for the season start in Qatar. We have gathered a lot of data that we will use at the next test here in Sepang at the end of the month.”

Bryan Staring

“There is still a lot to learn, but I think that we are on the right track with the help of the guys on the team. They never put me in any difficulty and always have me trying out technical solutions, without distracting me too much from just adapting to this new style of riding. Sepang is definitely not the best circuit at which to make your debut, as it is so long and it is hard to learn all the lines. In any case, I am motivated. Today I improved my time from yesterday and I am convinced that very soon I can be competitive.”

Press release courtesy of Go & Fun Honda Gresini.

MotoGP, 2013, Bryan Staring, Alvaro Bautista, GO&FUN Honda Gresini

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