The MotoGP World Championship returns from its intercontinental triple-header this weekend to contest the final round of the season on European soil. Alvaro Bautista and Michele Pirro head to Valencia looking to sign off from the 2012 season in the best possible fashion, the Spaniard looking to seal a final championship position of fifth after a challenging first campaign on board the Honda RC213V. Bautista has confirmed his potential as a consistent frontrunner in this category in the second...Read Full Story
Alvaro Bautista made the most of just half an hour of dry track time on the first day of post-season testing at Valencia, setting the fastest lap of the day. Rain and low temperatures for the rest of the day saw the Team Go & Fun Honda Gresini rider stuck in the garage but his five dry laps at least provided the opportunity for the media and fans to see the new Team Go & Fun Honda Gresini colours that will be on display in 2013.Alvaro Bautista (1st 1’ 35” 936) “As forecast the rain came this...Read Full Story
A tough weekend in Italy finished much as it had started for Alvaro Bautista today, with a disappointing race performance coming on the back of a crash in each free practice session and a bad qualifying session. The Spaniard and his crew were unable to find a way to make his bike work on the hard tyre that Bridgestone made available for the race. There was bitter disappointment also for Michele Pirro, whose race was ended by the same technical problem that forced his retirement in Germany a...Read Full Story
Laguna Seca is never an easy circuit to adapt to but the job was made even more difficult for Alvaro Bautista today thanks to a strange crash that thankfully the Spaniard walked away from. However, in the end the team were able to get the data they required, in particular regarding tyre choice for Sunday's race. Further information will be gathered tomorrow when Alvaro will also be looking to make up positions on the time sheets and secure a good position on the grid. Alvaro Bautista ( 10th 1...Read Full Story
Alvaro Bautista set 2'04.995 as his best at the end of day 1 practice at Silverstone circuit and put him on the top 3 of the session. A crash for Alvaro his morning was more a result of too much confidence rather than too little and he is already reaping the fruit of hard work completed in the post-race test at Catalunya last week. Bautista said, "We have made a good start here despite crashing this morning in very tricky conditions. We had the opportunity to try the bike in the wet and that...Read Full Story
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