Alvaro Bautista is looking to the warmer weather of Mugello as an aid to solving in the grip issues that he experienced in the Dutch MotoGP at Assen.
The Suzuki GSV-R has a history of underperforming in colder weather, so the Rizla Suzuki team are hoping that their competitive edge returns for the Italian MotoGP this coming weekend.
Bautista has previously won at the Mugello circuit in 2007 in the 250cc class. Based on the last few races, this time round a top 10 finish would be considered a success.
“I really like the Mugello circuit; it is very fast and great fun to ride at. It holds a lot of good memories for me because it is where I won my first 250cc race in 2007 and I have also been on the podium there a couple of times. Last year I was still struggling with my shoulder injury, but I am going there 100% fit this time and determined to do well. The track has a new surface and hopefully that – and hotter weather – will help us to make the bike more competitive, we are all trying hard and the whole crew deserves a bit of a change of luck, so that we can start to move forward.”
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