Interview with Álvaro Bautista as GQ Man of the Week
The Spanish version of GQ has selected Álvaro Bautista as their “Man of the Week” and published a short Q&A to go along with it in which Bautista tells us some tidbits about his life and style off track.
It is surprising when you shake hands with Álvaro Bautista (Talavera de la Reina, 1984) that someone like him, registered in our minds as a man stuck in motorcycle leathers, can wear civilian clothes. And even with quite some taste and interest in fashion. It shows.
The MotoGP season has just ended and, due to a fractured femur before the first race with his Suzuki, the results have not been as good as expected: 13th overall in the championship and no podium. But it didn’t keep Honda, which had just lost Marco Simoncelli, from trusting in him to fill the gap for the next season.
He plays down the subject of superstition: “There are more accidents outside the circuits than on it. Everyone has to see for himself how he prefers to live. And I, frankly, I’d rather live with the bikes despite exposing myself to that risk.”
And this doesn’t make your family worried, Alvaro? Doesn’t it have more negatives (due to the risk) than happiness (for victory)? “Well, honestly the joy is bigger, because since my childhood I’m inside this world. They are happy because I do what I want and fulfill my lifelong dream. They don’t see it as better or worse, but as me doing what I want”.
Now, riding with his new team and bike, Álvaro wants to show that Spanish motorcycling doesn’t only live with the Lorenzos and Pedrosas of this world and repeat his 125cc title from 2006 in the big class. All the best, number 19!
1.Necessities in your closet
Skinny jeans and shirts.
2. An accessory
3. Do you follow a certain image routine?
Occasionally I like to change my hairstyle, it depends how I feel. I like to experiment.
4. Your female icon
5. Gadget without which you couldn’t live
6. Do you use social networks?
7. A weekend getaway
I love going to the beach.
8. Your best vacation
Whenever I go on vacation I try to go to the Caribbean. The best I had I think was a summer in Punta Cana. It’s a complete contrast to the adrenaline, one week a year I like to completely relax and let time pass very slowly.
9. A movie
Any film by Quentin Tarantino, but especially Kill Bill.
10. A book
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown.
11. What are you reading now?
The Secret by Rhonda Byrne.
12. What do you listen to on your iPod?
I listen to almost everything except HipHop.
13. Your favorite TV show
Right now Otra Movida and La que se avecina.
14. A cocktail bar
Código in Talavera.
15. A restaurant
Mingote, also in Talavera.
16. The biggest treat you’ve given yourself
An extra-flat TV.
17. Your tactic of seduction
Make her laugh.
18. The GQ moment of your life
When I was named GQ Man of the Year.
19. What does a GQ man need to have?
Personality, a desire to live life and, above all, optimism and trying to reach his goals.
20. A GQ Man
Source: Revista GQ