MotoGP » Bautista: I'm not trying to break any records just yet...

MotoGP rookie Álvaro Bautista explains that he is adopting a softly-softly approach to his maiden campaign in the premier class with Rizla Suzuki in 2010 - as the former 125cc World Champion aims to 'do his maximum' for his new employers

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lola - Unregistered

February 02, 2010 3:54 PM

It will be very hard with Suzuki.
I actually think it's unfair for the new rookies.
They deserve to be in a real team.

This guy has more talent than Lorenzo, he has a more natural riding style atleast.

maheno - Unregistered

February 02, 2010 4:03 PM

Agreed with you, lola. But even though it will most likely be a tough time for Alvaro with the Suzuki, I think he'll still have the opportunity to shine and with the people in the paddock knowing what kind of crap machinery he's riding there's hoping he'll be getting a better seat after these two years. And as history has shown, great riders usually come back better and stronger after a difficult time. It shapes them up well.

Doctor Chocolate - Unregistered

February 02, 2010 7:00 PM

You guys are loco... Mr. Bautista has already shown what he can do on the best machinery and that is... crash his way out of contention for a title 3 years in a row. To compare Alvaro to Lorenzo is blasphemy. I fully expect Bautista to do what Elias did during his time in MotoGP.

judle - Unregistered

February 02, 2010 7:09 PM

Doc Choc: So you're seriously saying that his rookie year in 250cc counts as an attempt to win the title? Interesting. And the "best bike" argument is not only repetitive and boring, it's also false. There was a reason why Tontochilli at first didn't want to switch to the RSA in 2008 and there's a reason why Aoyama was able to trump up with insane braking performances this year. Every bike has it's advantages and disadvantages and every single year in 250cc Bautista had at least one DNF due to mechanical failures of that "best bike" you're talking about.

But hey, to each his own opinion. We'll have to see what the future brings.


February 02, 2010 8:04 PM

I have been a fan of this guy since his 125 title, very agreeable friendly guy. The only reason he wasn't a bigger success in 250s was the opposition, fair enough it was tough.
I hope he can steer clear of the reckless Simoncelli and become rookie of the year. He will get a better ride, only time will tell

easy on the throttle - Unregistered

February 02, 2010 11:37 PM

INteresting pedigree the Bautista's one: he could have snatched up 2008 and 09 250 cc if it weren't for the weirdo Simoncelli and the odd mechanical failures.
Even more interesting to go for Suzuki instead of the safer, in comparison, bet of a Ducati.
He is a smooth and very sharp rider, very pleasant to watch when he is on fire.


February 03, 2010 12:05 AM

Suzukis always seem to need a rider that can overcome the bikes shortcomings (like Schwantz) or just click with something other riders can't get to grips with (like Stoner - Ducati). I think they are hoping it can be Alvaro. (Alvaro is probably hoping for that too).

Bob Buttamasangy

February 03, 2010 12:25 AM

Crikey, I must be getting this Alvaro Bautista mixed up with the one that crashes his brains out all the time. I'm afraid the one I'm thinking of is too old to mend his 5h1tty habits and will achieve little, crap bike or not! I hope I'm wrong.

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