Sixth row start at Sachsenring for Alvaro Bautista

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Today the qualifiers for the German GP starting grid were held at the Sachsenring.

Alvaro Bautista confirmed the hard work done over these two days of practice and rode his Aprilia RS-GP to the sixteenth best time (1’22,049) which earned him a spot on the sixth row of the starting grid tomorrow.

The good placement of the Aprilia Racing Team Gresini rider takes on even more value in light of the poor grip Alvaro had to deal with in qualifiers. Improving grip would mean being able to aim for an even better placement in the race and he is working on this with the Italian team.

“We improved a bit compared to yesterday and the sixth row isn’t bad. Starting well will be important, just like in the last race. In FP4 we tried something different but in the end for the qualifiers I chose the setting that had worked the best in practice so far. I tried to push but I wasn’t able to take full advantage of the first tyre because the bike was sliding too much going into and coming out of turns. So with the second tyre I looked after it without taking too many risks. For the race we need to improve grip, especially in worn tyre conditions.”

Source: Aprilia

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