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Bautista uncomfortable over lack of grip

Bautista uncomfortable over lack of grip

Alvaro Bautista was less than pleased following the opening day of practice for the Gran Premio bwin de España in Jerez. The GO&FUN Honda Gresini rider suffered a distinct lack of rear grip and is now on the lookout for a solution.

Despite ending the day sixth quickest, Bautista was quick to point out the lack of feeling he experienced with the Honda.

“This morning I felt a lot of problems with the rear grip,” he told in a video interview. “We tried to resolve it for the afternoon, but it wasn’t possible; we tried different solutions but I still had a lot of problems. I wasn’t able to open the gas exiting the corners and was losing a lot.

“We have to study the data to try to find a solution for tomorrow, because I can’t ride it in this way. I’m risking it with every corner exit. I have no grip, the bike is sliding a lot and I don’t feel comfortable riding it.”

Jerez marks the first of four home races in Spain for Bautista this year, ahead of those in Barcelona, Aragon and Valencia.

MotoGP, 2013, GRAN PREMIO bwin DE ESPAÑA, Alvaro Bautista, GO&FUN Honda Gresini

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