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Álvaro Bautista: “After the last race where we struggled a lot during practice and really had to grit our teeth in order to win...


Álvaro Bautista: “After the last race where we struggled a lot during practice and really had to grit our teeth in order to win back some points in the championship, I feel highly motivated about the Indianapolis Grand Prix. I want to work well on Saturday and Sunday and make sure we don’t have the same problems as Brno. I have sorted out my immediate and long term future now so I can focus solely on thje job at hand, because there is still a lot of work to do this season and we cannot afford to lose concentration for a single second. I know I feel more relaxed now and I think I can perform better. My objective will be the same as it was in the Czech Republic, which was to try and win but if it is not possible then just try to pull back points in the championship. We got knocked out of our stride by the cancellation of last year’s race because we had gone there on the back of victory at Misano so I hope nothing strange happens this time around.”

Mike Di Meglio
: “Indianapolis is a circuit that nobody really knows that well because we haven’t done many laps there in the dry. We’re all starting pretty much from zero in terms of getting our reference points. The weekend went fairly well for me here last year until the race, when I had mechanical problems. I am very eager to continue my learning process on the 250 and I want to have a good race this Sunday. It is not one of my favourite tracks but it is a nice place and I know I can be fast there. I was running with the lead group in the Czech Republic until I ran off track so I hope I can finish with them this Sunday. We are working hard every weekend to get good results but small mistakes seem to be costing us dear. We need to make sure that doesn’t happen this weekend but be careful at the same time because we have two races within a week.”

Balázs Németh: “I have been watching last year’s races from Indianapolis to try and get to know the circuit a little. I have never been to the United States before so everything will be new to me. From what I could see on the television the track looks wonderful and the atmosphere seems special, so hopefully I can use it to my advantage. It will be a proud moment for me to race in America and after scoring my first championship pointa in the Czech Republic I go there in the knowledge that I can compete at this level and my target is to continue scoring points until the end of the season.”