Alvaro Bautista crashes out of Mugello race on the first lap
Alvaro Bautista’s race did not last long. The Spaniard, who seemed to be the Aprilia Racing Team Gresini rider who was more on the ball throughout the weekend, was forced to use his second bike in the race due to a crash in the morning warm-up session. But in the race he crashed on the first turn when, after a good start, he was trying to recover positions in the braking section but risked too much, losing the front end, finishing his race early.
“After the crash in the warm-up session I had to use the second bike for the race. In the warm-up lap the front brake felt strange, so I adjusted the lever before the start. When I got to the first turn I braked normally, but as I was leaning the bike into it I felt the wheel lock up and I crashed. First of all I want to apologise to Baz and Miller, who I involuntarily involved in my crash. I’m disappointed because, despite the fact that it wasn’t my best weekend, I was confident in my race pace. Now we need to do a mental reset and think about the next round in Barcelona.”
Source – Aprilia Racing