Last time out at Mugello, Alvaro Bautista showed a glimpse of his past 250cc form that made him such an exciting racer to watch – something that hasn’t been the case since he joined the Rizla Suzuki MotoGP team. Unfortunately for Bautista, he ran wide in the Italian GP and quickly dropped towards the back of the field.
However, Bautista’s fast start at Mugello has renewed his enthusiasm and overall feeling with the Suzuki, and he approaches this weekend’s German MotoGP with high expectations, claiming that running with the top 6 or 7 riders is an achievable goal.
“I cannot wait for the race to come – it will not be soon enough for me! I made some really big steps at Mugello in both the race and the test. We now have all that info to use at Sachsenring and the rest of the tracks this season. I think we are capable of running with the top-six or seven at most tracks now and just need a little bit of something to get us there – I don’t know if it’s luck or what it is, but we will keep trying until we find it! I like the Sachsenring circuit and I’ve been on the podium there three times. It is not an easy track to get the bike set-up right for, but when you do it’s great fun to ride at. It’s about a lot of edge grip, so we will have to work on that and get the bike set-up as quickly as we can.”
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