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5th Alvaro Bautista: 1.24.253 (23 laps): “We had some problems yesterday morning – I wasn’t comfortable and even though we improved in the afternoon...


5th Alvaro Bautista: 1.24.253 (23 laps):
“We had some problems yesterday morning – I wasn’t comfortable and even though we improved in the afternoon we still had some things to work on. Today I felt more comfortable in both sessions and picked up the pace. I think we’re in good shape now even though we have struggled to find the right set-up. Simoncelli is fast here and he’ll be the man to follow tomorrow but sometimes on a Sunday things don’t always go like in practice. We’ll have to push hard to stay with the guys at the front and fight hard to have a chance at the end. This GP is proving tricky, as it was for me last year, because I don’t think my lines are great. Anyway, I’m happier with the way I rode today, we’re doing a good job and we’ll see if we can take another step forward tomorrow.”

 
 
11th Héctor Faubel: 1.24.709 (23 laps):
“Everything has gone pretty well – probably the only thing missing was one fast lap but I’m close to the guys at the front. I’ve got good pace and feel in perfect shape for the race. We’re on the third row and if I get a good start we can get into the top eight and run with them for the whole race. My main objective is to keep learning and try to set a good consistent pace in the race. I think the key will be to stick it out over the first five laps, which will be fast, with riders looking to get away and set the standard for the rest of the race. The weather forecast says it won’t rain so it should be another good chance for us to continue on the upward curve we’ve been on lately.”