MotoGP » Qualifying the key for Bautista

"We need to find out what the true potential of the bike is" - Alvaro Bautista.

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Mark - Unregistered

August 22, 2011 12:37 PM

LOL @ fyi

I think Suzuki has made a lot of progress, which obviously started last season already. I hate to say it, but dropping one of their two riders may actually have been a good choice, focusing development in one way rather than half-assing multiple directions.

Despite a podium offering room for three guys only, MotoGP needs all competitors up front. It's just not worth it messing about in the back, it makes your bikes look bad. In Superbikes everyone does well occasionally, with even Kawasaki and Suzuki getting on or near the podium.

Suzuki making progress, Ducati making progress, I hope all manufacturers get their mojo on for next year!


August 22, 2011 1:15 PM

As soon as they got that bike working when leaned over it opened up a world of possibilities. But Fyi is right, you do need to stay on and actually finish a race. I think Suzuki is past the point of "Well we may have crash but it looks promising". They need results. Paul can only take so many DNFs

2 star - Unregistered

August 22, 2011 9:12 PM

Isnt it every racers plan to qualify well,perhaps i am missing the point.He should at least beat the Dukes,a couple of tired riders on hondas,with a field of so few bikes he should outqualify most of the field.

Paddles - Unregistered

August 23, 2011 3:52 AM

yeah thanx for that john, it's a true and yet awful fact for a suzuki fan to face.

if i was running the rizla team i wouldn't be so worried about qualifying, i'd be more worried about being able to maintain the ducati's pace for the entire race.

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