Alvaro Bautista takes points finish in Malaysia
With a nice weekend that he had begun during practice and qualifiers, Alvaro Bautista, despite problems with poor grip, finished in the points to contribute to the best weekend of the season for Aprilia Racing Team Gresini which finished the race taking tenth (Bradl) and fifteenth (Bautista) place.
Alvaro, with grip progressively worsening, was forced to give up fourteenth place just before the wire, in any case earning one championship point.
“This was a hard race for me because I wasn’t able to find the right setup. We tested a lot of things but I was never able to find a good feeling, so from this point of view it was the most difficult race yet. I also got off the line well but the front end kept closing up going into turns and when the tyres started to wear I had big problems with grip. It’s a shame because in recent races things had gone rather well. But now I want to thank the team for all the hard work they did for me and congratulate Stefan who had a great weekend and was very competitive in the race as well.”