Bautista hoping for great performance at team’s home Grand Prix
Bautista’s goal is to continue making the progress he has shown in recent weeks, which culminated with a charge through the pack to fight for fifth last Sunday, and capitalise on the confidence he has found with the Honda RC213V.
Alvaro Bautista “Sachsenring was a strange and unique race for me. Starting from the back of the grid is not easy but after a tough start to the race I found my pace, made up ground and ended up fighting to finish fifth. This experience will serve us well for Mugello even though the characteristics of the circuit are very different to Sachsenring. It will be very important to find a good setting if we want to be competitive otherwise you really struggle at this track. I really want to have a good race, because this is a very important event for the team. I am sure that the progress we have made over the last few races will see us back in the lead group in Italy.”
Fausto Gresini “We knew Sachsenring was going to be a tough race but Alvaro stayed upbeat and produced an extraordinary performance. Despite starting from the back of the grid he found the motivation to recover positions and achieve a great result. It was exciting to watch and I think Germany just proved the progress we have made lately and it should give Alvaro the confidence to have another good weekend at Mugello. He likes the track and if we can find a good setting for the bike he can be back up at the front again. The Italian Grand Prix is always very important to our team. It will be an exciting weekend and we are looking forward to sharing it with San Carlo and all our other partners who share in and support this project.”
Source: Gresini Racing Press Release