Alvaro Bautista: Post-Race Quote, Sachsenring
“With the worn tyre I could still feel very comfortable, but I had an early problem. The bike was sliding about and I couldn’t feel at ease riding, so I had to regain my feeling step by step. I wasn’t fully comfortable until the middle of the race; when I caught up with Barberá I saw that he was going faster than me, I decided to let him take me up to the front.
When we got to Hiroshi and Faubel It was difficult to pass because of Aoyama’s late braking, and there were only a couple of places at which I knew that I could pass him. I tried to overtake with two laps to go, but I saw a yellow flag and couldn’t make the move. I got through later on and saw Álex ahead, and knew that catching him would be tough. I was with him on the last lap, but a move would have been risking things. Third is a good result, and Aoyama finished behind me which is important for the title fight.”