MotoGP » Bautista reaches sixth from poor qualifying


"If the conditions had been the same as qualifying we had the potential to be with the group fighting for podium positions" - Alvaro Bautista.

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Jon

September 19, 2011 1:57 PM

Bautista and the Suzuki are doing great things, but I suspect this is partly down to the engine rule...

9 engines possibly allows a higher rev ceiling in the race, where other teams are conservative.

In qualifying (when all the teams have the engines turned up) he finishes further back.
I know fuel is the absolute limiter, but surely this could be feasible?

InSpeedWeTrust

September 19, 2011 2:32 PM

Oh god, 9 engines again...

You're wrong & ungrateful with the Rizla team Jon because Suzuki are allowed to work with onlu 6 engines like any other manufacturer in the paddock.

& If you don't trust me, try to send a tweet to David Emmett or Paul Denning, they'll give a proper answer for sure.

bofthew

September 19, 2011 2:33 PM

It's got nothing to do with the engine rule! Suzuki has only 6 engines at their disposal this year, just like everyone else. That rule only was for last year.

If you check the regular engine reports on motomatters, you'll see that Suzuki this year is well within in that engine limit too, they don't have to hide behind any of the other manufacturers in terms of durability.

nobodyknow - Unregistered

September 19, 2011 2:37 PM

Good job AB, you rode the hell out of the GSV-R to clinch the 6th place.. And well done too Suzuki.

But i got some advise for you..
Please sort out your qualifying performance ok..?!

Wish you luck kid :)

fastlane66 - Unregistered

September 19, 2011 5:54 PM

Alvaro Bautista is doing very good job. I never try to ride or own SUZUKI in the past even my friends' own some of models but I may try SUZUKI bike in future. Alvaro Bautista makes his name in Moto GP.
I want to see him on Honda factory team bike in future. He has capability to develop bike and understand bike. That's why SUZUKI is beating Ducati.

diceman - Unregistered

September 19, 2011 9:09 PM

-We could have fought for a podium-Fighting words from Alvaro and great to hear. Suzuki getting near the pointy end at last,hope the managemeny take notice and field at least two bikes next year. Hopper (or RDP) and Bautista would be a great team with the right machinery under them.

-It was always said the Suzuki needed hot conditions to work properly anybody know exactly what they did to fix it, or is it all Bautista? Certainly wasn't warm yesterday either way.

Mal X

September 19, 2011 11:24 PM

Alvaro on the podium by the end of the year that is a great prospect for Suzuki.
I wonder if they had fielded two bikes would they be performing better or would have it hampered the developement.
Lets hope the development is directly transferrable to their 1000cc version.

Macca - Unregistered

September 20, 2011 9:53 AM

Bautista/Suzuki are doing a great job in developing the GSVR. Yet Rossi/Ducati development ineptitude is obviously 30+ (going by the relative number of posts on Crash net) times more important to MotoGP.

Let hopes that the CrashNet demographic are not representative of the MototGP in general otherwise MotoGP is in a lot of trouble in a couple of years when Rossi retires

TGB

September 20, 2011 1:26 PM

Great to see that bright blue flash working it's way through the field. Bautista seems to have a great attitude still, even though it can't be easy not having a second bike to compare notes with.

Like everyone else here - fingers crossed for two bikes next year!

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