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Cancellation leaves Bautista no set up

Cancellation leaves Bautista no set up

Álvaro Bautista had a major setting change to test on his Suzuki GSV-R this afternoon, but the FP2 cancellation on the first day of the Iveco TT Assen weekend left him only Friday before qualifying to try a set up.

After an oil spill earlier led to all of the afternoon’s proceedings being cancelled, Bautista struggled to find similar levels of grip at Assen in the morning to those he had in Silverstone two weeks ago and was eagerly anticipating this afternoon’s session to try and solve the problem.

Álvaro Bautista:
“In this morning’s wet conditions I had a lot of problems with rear grip and I just didn’t have the confidence in the corners to open the gas early enough. We tried another setting in the session, but I didn’t have a good feeling with that either. This afternoon we wanted to test a completely different setting, but after what happened on the track in the Moto2 class it has made this impossible. We have a couple of sessions tomorrow and I hope that I can resolve this problem, because I really need to get the same feedback from the bike as I had at Silverstone in the last race.”

Rizla Suzuki press release

MotoGP, 2011, IVECO TT ASSEN, Alvaro Bautista, Rizla Suzuki MotoGP

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