Alvaro Bautista lines up ninth on Brno grid
Pull&Bear Aspar Team rider will start tomorrow from the third row of the grid at Brno after Álvaro Bautista finished ninth fastest in a qualifying session topped by Marc Márquez, who took pole. Bautista clocked a lap of 1’56.027 in Q2 after progressing from Q1 by just 0.006 seconds.
9th Álvaro Bautista 1:56.027:
“This morning we had problems with one bike, which was losing a little oil and even though I saved the crash I had to jump off before I hit the wall. Unfortunately Marc Márquez and Cal Crutchlow then crashed behind me so I am very sorry about that. I took the second bike out with a different set-up, which didn’t work well enough to put us directly into Q2 but it is what we had. We worked on improving under braking and our corner speed at maximum lean, because we are missing a little grip on the rear. We still need to take a big step although we did make some progress with the electronics. Tomorrow is a case of being patient and finishing the race.”