Alvaro Bautista and the Rizla Suzuki team have shown solid signs of improvement in the last two races, only to come undone by crashes that have prevented them from turning their progress into actual points (and race finishes).
The pressure is on Bautista to show what the Suzuki can do at this weekend’s Indianapolis MotoGP.
Alvaro Bautista gives is thoughts below:
“We have certainly made some big steps with the GSV-R over the last few races, but we still need to work on things at Indianapolis. We need find out what the true potential of the bike is and I need to improve my qualifying session performance. It is difficult to see if we can compete with the guys at the front if I am starting at the back of the grid and I have to use so much time and energy to get up to them. These are things that we are determined to do and if we are successful in them then who knows what the bike and the team are capable of producing. I finished eighth at Indianapolis last year and I know we can do better than that now with the package we have. I will be pushing right from the start and trying to make all the hard work we’ve done in recent races give us a good end result in America.”
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