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Bautista: “The whole garage is very enthusiastic”

Bautista: “The whole garage is very enthusiastic”

Work to do for Alvaro Bautista and Aprilia Racing Team Gresini after the post race test is cut short due to rain.

A stunning top ten finish in Barcelona was a much-deserved reward for Bautista and his Aprilia team as they work tirelessly to improve their new MotoGP™ machine. The start to the season has been a series of improving results with Bautista able to score points on five occasions.

To date Bautista’s best finish at Assen in the MotoGP™ class has been a pair of seventh places in both 2013 and 2014. A similar finish this year would be a huge result for Aprilia who are using 2015 mostly as a development and testing year ahead of next season.

Alvaro Bautista: “We are coming to Holland highly motivated thanks to the nice result in Barcelona. We are still a bit disappointed because we could have completed the Spanish trip with some good post-race tests, but the poor weather kept us from doing the work we had scheduled. So we'll bring the material to Assen that we weren't able to evaluate during the tests: we won't have much time to do it, but we'll give it our best shot. The track has a lot of quick direction changes which is an area where we need to improve, so from the first free practice sessions we'll be looking for the best setup to improve our bike's performance in that area. In any case the whole garage is very enthusiastic and we're ready to get down to business.”

Tags:
MotoGP, 2015, MOTUL TT ASSEN, Alvaro Bautista, Aprilia Racing Team Gresini

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