ALVARO BAUTISTA IN 200th GRAND PRIX

Team GO&FUN Honda Gresini rider Alvaro Bautista finished sixth in a race that marked his 200th Grand Prix start in the World Championship at Phillip Island MotoGP to finish as the best placed Honda rider at checkered flag .
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Starting from the sixth row Bautista was immediately in 12th position at the start, but was able to complete a difficult race without making mistakes, despite having suffered the same rear grip issues to he had throughout the whole weekend.

IMG_3912.JPGIn the final stages, the Spaniard engaged in a battle with Hector Barbera and with his teammate, only to be beaten by his compatriot by just 65 thousandths of a second.

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Bautista stated, “We got the best possible result, the maximum we could expect. During the race I had the same bad feelings I had throughout the whole weekend. In addition, in the last few laps the rear tyre dropped down a lot, beginning to spin also in the straight. For this reason I couldn’t push hard in the final stages to try to open a gap from the riders with whom I was battling. Anyway, today we faced a difficult race, with many crashes, and it was definitely not easy to finish the race. We did it, so we must be happy for that.”

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“However, it’s clear that I’m not happy, because I still don’t find myself comfortable with the bike and I hope that in Malaysia the situation can improve, since I have a good memory of the test we have carried out there last February.”

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