Alvaro Bautista places twentieth on Misano grid
The qualifying sessions came to an end today at Misano Adriatico, the thirteenth round in the 2015 Grand Prix Motorcycle Racing season.
The Aprilia Racing Team Gresini riders will start the race side by side from the seventh row tomorrow after working hard specifically on race strategy throughout all the sessions.
This is a strategy that, on one hand does not highlight speed on the flying lap, but on the other guarantees that the two riders will be able to ride a more optimistic race tomorrow.
A time of 1’34.368 earned Alvaro Bautista the twentieth spot on the grid, a result the Spaniard intends to improve tomorrow, thanks to the hard work done to ensure consistent performance from his RS-GP on the Romagnolo track.
“I had hoped to be faster in qualifying but we worked hard throughout all the sessions to get the bike ready for the race and I’m sure that penalised me a bit on the flying lap. I wasn’t able to push hard but that’s sort of what has happened in recent races as well. We struggle more in qualifying but then we are looking good for the race. Tomorrow will be a long day but I think I’ll be able to manage it well and stay close to the points positions.”