Alvaro Bautista penalized by a ride through in Austria
The Austrian GP for Bautista was decided when the lights went out. Penalized by an early start, Alvaro had to do a ride through in the initial phases that compromised the outcome of the race.
Based on performance in warm up and, especially based on the pace demonstrated after the ride through, the RS-GP machines had the potential to achieve the best performance of the season on the Red Bull Ring. Bautista, who lapped consistently with a top ten pace, finished sixteenth in the end, in any case on the threshold of the points zone.
Source – Aprilia Racing