Alvaro Bautista focusing on confidence improvement in Argentina

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Alvaro Bautista

A particularly slippery track awaited the MotoGP riders in Argentina, especially in the first practice session held this morning. The situation improved slightly in the afternoon, allowing the teams to begin the planned schedule for the race weekend.

After their début in Qatar, the Aprilia RS-GP machines are obviously making their first appearance on a brand new track, so they don’t have any specific points of reference and this is a factor that made the day particularly demanding. The Aprilia Racing Team Gresini riders, Alvaro Bautista and Stefan Bradl, were in any case able to collect fundamental data for the rest of the weekend, beginning to assess the evolutions (especially in terms of the electronics) that Aprilia introduced for this race.

Alvaro Bautista
“The track was very slippery today and this obviously created some problems for us. We must not forget that we are taking on a different track for the first time with a new bike. We definitely need to improve, working both on the bike and trusting that grip on the track will get better. The biggest difficulties have to do with the front end. I am lacking confidence, especially toward the end of the session when the tyre begins to wear. In any case it is still extremely important for us to lap, for our development project and to get to know this bike.”

Source – Aprilia Racing

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