Bautista fastest Honda rider at post-race test and very happy with improvements

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Positive results from race day at the Catalan Grand Prix were carried over into testing on Monday for the San Carlo Honda Gresini team, who concluded a day of trials with their machinery highly satisfied. Álvaro Bautista and his crew found improvements for the front of the Honda RC213V, working hard in order to improve grip and stability. Their hard work paid off, as the Spaniard saw immediate results which bode well for the next round of the World Championship at Silverstone.

Alvaro Bautista (4th 1’42.309) “Today was a very interesting and very positive day. We worked a lot on the forks, because we had a lot of testing backlogged thanks to the cancelled test in Portugal. The improvement that we have made is extremely positive, which gives us more confidence and helps us when shifting gears. I felt more comfortable on used tyres today at race pace. We have been looking at the geometry of the bike and have used a new solution that I liked quite a lot. This was something that we had been wanting to test before, but had never been able to do so. We managed to take a big step forward with the electronics for the traction control, and now we are satisfied that all this can help us when the tyres start to lose performance. I have to thank the team for everything, because they have been working at a relentless pace in order to make sure that we could get through the workload that we had set out. They have been exceptional and today’s work has given us a big improvement for the bike compared to how it was over the Grand Prix weekend.”

Source: Gresini Racing

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