Bautista and Redding in determined mood for second half of season

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Team GO&FUN Honda Gresini’s Alvaro Bautista and Scott Redding head to the United States to take part in the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix in good spirits after the summer break.

Having last year engaged in an intense battle with Valentino Rossi and Cal Crutchlow at Indy, Bautista arrives at a venue where he has always collected solid results since his MotoGP™ debut, back in 2010.

The historic Speedway is therefore a good opportunity for the Spaniard, who is looking for greater consistency in the second half of 2014.

Bautista commented, “Indianapolis is a very strange track, but this year we are going to race on a revised layout. The design of some corners which actually were not very suitable for bike racing has been modified and the track has been re-surfaced. So I think that first of all it will be important to verify how the tyres work on the new surface.”

“Anyway, I’ve always had good results in Indy, so our goal is to try to immediately find a decent set-up in order to achieve a good feeling with the bike and be able to give our best. Finally we resume action after the summer break and I hope to show a better consistency in this second part of the championship.”

Meanwhile, for Bautista’s teammate Redding seven consecutive points scoring finishes allowed him to close the first half of the season in the first position among the riders aboard the Open Class Honda RCV1000R, with 34 points.

The goal of the English rookie in Indianapolis is to confirm himself as the fastest rider amongst those with the same technical package, in order to strengthen his position in the standings.

Redding explained, “This year they have changed the track a little bit so it will be interesting to see how it goes, but anyway with that long straight going into the first fast corner it should be exciting to race there aboard a MotoGP bike! I also like going to the United States because the fans really like to show their support and they are an inspiration for us.”

“Starting the second half of the season with an advantage over the rest of the other production Honda riders in the championship standings is good, but now we need to continue like this. The summer break has been helpful to have a bit of rest and to get even stronger for the second half of the season. We expect high temperatures for this race so I did a lot of training and now I feel I’m prepared.”

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