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Bautista: “Finishing the race again will be important”

Bautista: “Finishing the race again will be important”

The Austin race gave Aprilia Racing Team Gresini their first point in the 2015 MotoGP™ Championship standings thanks to Alvaro Bautista.

This is an important result that demonstrates the progress made by the fledgling RS-GP project.

In the US Bautista was able to battle with a number of riders on more established machines within the class, and collected valuable data for his team ahead as they continue to develop the bike.

Alvaro Bautista:
“The Termas de Rio Hondo track is another new challenge for the Aprilia: the goal, as always, is to gather as much information as possible to improve the performance of the bike and my feeling in the saddle. In Texas we took our first point of the championship, but that doesn't mean that we will ride onto the track in Argentina thinking about the race results. We will simply continue working, trying to get closer and closer to the riders ahead of us. Finishing the race again will be important to build up information and sensations that will be fundamental to set up development during the European season, where we'll be able to prepare technical changes more frequently.”

Fausto Gresini - Team Manager:
“Bautista's performance and our first point in the championship represent a nice injection of confidence for the entire team. In Argentina we'll have a technical package that will be substantially the same as the one used in Texas, but we'll be able to count on important information Alvaro gathered in the race and I'm sure that this will allow us to work in an even more focused way to take some further steps forward in terms of development. With both Alvaro and Marco we want to keep gathering data and building up precious experience which will then be essential for our work back home once the European phase of the calendar begins.”


MotoGP, 2015, GRAN PREMIO RED BULL DE LA REPÚBLICA ARGENTINA, Alvaro Bautista, Aprilia Racing Team Gresini

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