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Bautista: “In the first part of the race I was too calm”

Bautista: “In the first part of the race I was too calm”

Aprilia Racing Team Gresini’s Alvaro Bautista completed the race in 19th place after working hard on developing the RS-GP bike in Argentina.

Some conservative riding in the first part of the race kept the two riders from being able to battle for positions in the points with Bautista finishing 19th, coming back in the final stages of the race. But the time (just over 4 seconds from 11th place) in the end reward the hard work he and the entire team have done on development.

Alvaro Bautista:
"In the first part of the race I was too calm. I wanted to conserve the tyres, but I actually noticed less wear, probably because the track conditions were better. At the end I tried to push harder even though at that point the group of riders ahead of me had already created a gap that I was unable to close. In any case, we finished another important race, also reducing the gap behind the winner compared to how we did in Texas. Now we are already looking forward toward Jerez, the location of the first European race, with the goal of improving further. I want to thank the team which is always working very hard: we take a small step forward every time and we are able to better identify what we need to do to improve."


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

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