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No new bike in Sepang for Alvaro Bautista, but plenty of work to do over the three-day test.
Aprilia Racing Team Gresini had hoped to have their 2016 machine ready for the Sepang test, but a change of plan will see the bike debut at a private Qatar test. Both Alvaro Bautista and Stefan Bradl were still present in Sepang on a laboratory bike, using the three days to gather more data about the new Michelin tyres and Magneti Marelli software. The information gathered during the Sepang test will help guide the team towards a basic setup for their 2016 RS-GP prototype. Bautista ended the test in 21st, completing 34 laps.
Alvaro Bautista: “After two months without a bike this first test is essential for getting back into the groove. We have a lot of work to do, especially in terms of the new electronics package. I'm expecting three intense days where we can take as many steps forward as possible, progress that we'll then be able to use on the new bike.”
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