Bautista and Redding analyse Sachsenring race

Bautista and Redding analyse Sachsenring race
Monday, 14 July 2014

Both GO&FUN Honda Gresini riders started the MotoGP™ race from the pit lane as the Sachsenring track dried, following a pre-race shower.

 

It was an unusual start with Alvaro Bautista and Scott Redding finding themselves in 22nd and 18th places respectively on lap one.

The Spaniard and the Englishman both made comebacks with Bautista claiming ninth by overtaking Cal Crutchlow’s Ducati on the last lap and Redding 11th at the checkered flag.

Bautista commented, “When I saw almost all the riders enter the pits to change the bike I did the same, but then when we lined up at the exit of the pit lane there was no space to stay ahead and I had a poor start. However, I started to overtake some riders, although it’s not easy on this track, and then I managed to keep a good pace. Now we have a couple of weeks to rest, and then we will resume fighting. We hope to be more consistent in the second half of the season.”

Redding added, “Today was good for me. I didn’t think I was going to catch the other Honda riders who started the race with slick tyres, I just thought that I had to beat Nicky (Hayden), who started from the pit lane like me. When we left the pit lane I started to push and I was quite fast, also compared to the Factory bikes.”

“I took a lot of risks in the wet parts of the track, because I had to, you know. I was feeling quite comfortable and I was reasonably strong also when the soft tyre started to drop. Even when Pol Espargaro passed me I stayed with him for 2 or 3 laps, and also with Alvaro. I’m happy because I gave everything today.”

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