Catalunya GP – Team Quotes, Saturday

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1st Álvaro Bautista: 1.45.636 (21 laps):
“I am very satisfied because I took a home pole position; this gives me some good expectation for tomorrow. We went round fast, although in the afternoon the wind made things a little more difficult. In the end we pushed hard to control the situation, and hopefully we can continue our form in the race. I want to start in the same way as always, looking to give my best and have fun with the Aprilia. We will have to see how the race develops; If I see that I can get away and push hard, then I won’t think twice about it. Since yesterday we’ve been riding fast and this afternoon was the confirmation of this.”

6th Héctor Faubel: 1.46.594 (16 laps):
“We’re starting from the second row, which was our goal and is until now the best qualifying result of the year. We’re going step by step, and this is a good move. I think that we can have a good race tomorrow, and I just have to make a good start and get in the front group. I will go all-out and keep up with them as best I can. The grid is more or less like normal, and there are a pair of riders who can make the difference. The track conditions make the bike slide around, and I suppose that this is the same for everyone.”



6th Sergio Gadea: 1.51.339 (13 laps):
“I’m comfortable with the way the weekend’s gone in general. I think everything is working well. I wanted to set pole here, it wasn’t to be but I’m hopeful we can have a good result tomorrow. We have to take every opportunity that comes along because the championship is moving quickly and it won’t be long before time starts to run out. I think it’s going to be another tough race and it’s time to start taking a few gambles. It will probably be similar to Mugello, maybe a little slower, but in similar conditions. Di Meglio looks really strong and we’ll have to keep a close eye on him. Basically we’ve been running up front all weekend and that’s what we were looking for. If we can keep that going I’m sure we’ll end the weekend with a good result.”

7th Gábor Talmacsi: 1.51.436 (13 laps):
“So far it’s been a decent weekend. As far as the set-up is concerned we went the wrong way at the start of the session but managed to remedy that. We did a few tyre tests, firstly with a harder compound, and then in the final six minutes we switched and I pushed hard for a lap time. Unfortunately I ran into a lot of riders that got in my way and I couldn’t even get a single quick lap in. In any case I think we’ll be competitive for the race so I’m happy. It’s going to be difficult because there are a lot of really fast riders but I hope to finish in the top three.”

29th Pere Tutusaus: 1.52.806 (15 laps):
“It’s been a bit of a strange day. In free practice I felt really comfortable but during qualifying we had a problem with the rear brake and I couldn’t stop the bike well. I’m happy because I improved my time from yesterday but I don’t think that’s enough. Hopefully we can refine a few things tomorrow and then get a good start. I felt a lot of wind on the track in the last session and it was difficult to get the bike turned but I think we can still achieve something tomorrow.”


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