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Bautista: “It could have gone much better!”

Bautista: “It could have gone much better!”

Alvaro Bautista was happy with his 15th place finish in Jerez, but admitted it could have been an even better result.

Finishing in fifteenth place and earning a point, Alvaro Bautista confirmed his good performance, which earned him a spot on the fifth row of the starting grid during practice yesterday. In the end the Spaniard had a few things to complain about with contact during the race and a problem with the brakes that kept him from doing better. With this result the Italian team strengthens its performance which brings it closer to the middle pack and that is the main objective at the moment.

Alvaro Bautista:
“And it could have gone much better! I had a good start but I made contact with Barbera right at the beginning in the pack, which was nobody’s fault, and it cost me at least five positions. After three laps I had a problem with the brake which I was able to fix by adjusting the lever distance but it made it very inconvenient in the braking sections. Then I tried to maintain a constant pace to look after the tyres, especially the rear. In the final part I pushed harder and could see the pack in front of me battling for tenth place. It’s a good sign but it’s a shame that I wasn’t able to get closer to them earlier. In any case, things went well but they could have gone even better. I want to thank the team for their great work improving the bike which was really in top shape today compared to the qualifiers. Now we just need to keep going in this direction.”

MotoGP, 2015, GRAN PREMIO bwin DE ESPAÑA, RAC, Alvaro Bautista, Aprilia Racing Team Gresini

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