Alvaro Bautista crashes out in Jerez while battling for a top ten spot

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Alvaro Bautista

Alvaro Bautista crashed out in the sixth lap of the Spanish GP race while battling for a top ten spot astride his Aprilia RS-GP in the group made up of Laverty, Barbera and Crutchlow. For Alvaro, who suffered no physical consequences from the crash, this ended a weekend where his performance had been steadily improving. After just missing out on qualifying for QP2 twice and taking the best spot on the fifth row anyway, Bautista confirmed the progress his Aprilia had made in the race as well.

The crash was partially compensated for by the result earned by his Aprilia Racing Team Gresini teammate, Stefan Bradl who, despite lagging behind the entire weekend, rode a shrewd race, staying in the points zone and in the finale overtaking Hernandez to take fourteenth place and two championship points.

The team from Veneto still has the satisfaction of a weekend that highlighted the Aprilia RS-GP machine’s progress. Now there will be tests at Jerez tomorrow and the next few races will be new rounds to improve a promising project.

Alvaro Bautista
“After a good start that earned me a few positions, I was battling with the group between eighth and eleventh place when I lost the front end in a fast corner. It’s a shame and I’m sorry for the entire team that worked so hard, but that’s racing and it’s only right to make a go of it. In any case this was still a very positive weekend. We did well during practice, I felt at ease in the race and I didn’t have any problems battling in that group. Anyway, now we need to look forward and keep improving the bike the way we have been doing so far.”

Source – Aprilia Racing

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