Bautista speeds to excellent 2nd spot on the grid at Brno: “I felt great on the bike today”
Team GO & FUN Honda Gresini enjoyed another special day at a circuit full of great memories as Alvaro Bautista qualified on the front row of the grid with the second fastest time at Brno this afternoon.
The Spanish rider has continued the good form he started at Laguna Seca before the summer break and after finishing fourth in California and sixth at Indianapolis in the last two races he is confident of another top result on board the Honda RC213V tomorrow.
Alvaro Bautista (2nd 1’55”754) “I am really happy with our performance today. Already this morning I could feel an improvement with the set-up of the bike and we had better grip on the rear. My pace was good on used rubber and then when we put the fresh tyres on in qualifying I was able to take advantage. It was good fun and now I am just hoping to get a good start and run at the front for as long as possible. I felt great on the bike today, so hopefully we can have a similar feeling with it tomorrow and keep the pace up when the tyres drop off. I want to thank the team for the great job they have done, as well as Honda, Showa, Nissin and our main sponsor, because they have had to wait a while for a moment like this.”
Fausto Gresini “It has been a marvellous day and it is one we have been waiting for. I am happy for Alvaro, who did a great job in qualifying and secured a very important front row start. It is a result that confirms the job being done by the team, by Honda and our sponsors GO & FUN who are able to savour this kind of result for the first time with us. Tomorrow will be a long and tough race, but it will be the same for everybody and I think we have a good pace with our package and I think Alvaro learnt a few things this afternoon that will help him tomorrow, so I am confident.”
Source: Gresini Racing