MotoGP » Suzuki: Bautista's not stupid…

"Alvaro's not stupid… he knew he had to push hard to keep fourth place - fifth or sixth wasn't going to do it as far as he was concerned. That's racing" - Paul Denning.

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chicken bum - Unregistered

October 02, 2011 2:27 PM

Ok lets look at it from a different angle.

Suzuki obviously has problems. They had vitually given up on Moto Gp. If you look at the fact that Motogp has 4 manufacturers then the sport is nearly dead anyway. I understand why Suzukis gave up. Bautista has obviously given them some sought of hope considering some races they are entering 2 bikes. MAybe it is the engineers that have developed the bike but the on track performance has proved to Suzuki to try a bit harder.

GP2 is the superior bike race and anyone who doesnt admit that is not understanding motorsport. The more manufacturers the better the bike we ride on the weekend. Good on ya Buatista and the engineers for suzuki something do think about. Lets hope what ever the problem is they start producing good bikes again. The Honda gearbox in road bikes today is garbage. i have one of those too.


October 02, 2011 2:29 PM

"Lets not forget this is somebody who couldnt finish in the top 10 at the start of the season and now all of a sudden he's up there with and ahead of the Ducati's"

Ummm... Wow. Your level of comprehension seems to be right down there with Simoncelli's... People repeatedly point out that Alvaro was heavily injured at the start of the year and you seriously still pull out an "argument" like this?
Would be laughable if it wasn't so sad really...

John - Unregistered

October 02, 2011 2:46 PM

I thought this was a place for discussion not personal insults bofthew.

So do you think Bautista is outperforming his bike or that he has a much stronger package than he did at the start of the season, or both.

To me its pretty obvious the Suzuki is the 3rd best bike out there, they moved ahead of Ducati the moment Ducati introduced the GP11.1.

plus dot - Unregistered

October 02, 2011 4:19 PM

@John of course your right. GSVR is 3rd and with greater potential, but the team needs at least 2 riders. Can't develop properly with one. Nobody ever could at this level.
Today Alvaro should not have pushed so much, he needs to secure solid results, not that fake fourth place.
He wanted to prove what today? That Suzuki deserves it and just had bad luck till now?
So today was totally his fault and Paul just covered him up.
70 degrees of lean angle is not the way. We need to improve at exit of corners and late brakes.
I truly like Alvaro but Mr Terada-san please give Hopper a second bike!
(excuse my poor English)


October 02, 2011 6:04 PM

I was gutted for Alvaro today.He has been working very hard this season and this crash was just plain bloody undeserved.You have to feel for the lad.As for saying he has done nothing to improve the bike,thats complete tosh!
Yes,its the engineers who make the changes but how do they know what to change without the feedback from Alvaro?
The guy deserves praise for trying as hard as he does.


October 02, 2011 7:50 PM

"the bike has obviously gotten much better, its not down to Bautista, use some common sense."

Sure an official rider doesn't develop his own bike,
Sure it's easy, he just has to finish 6th,
Sure Suzuki's got the biggest budget out there,
Sure Alvaro forgot to press simultaneously X and O to ignite his Nitrous Oxyde Boosters.
Sure it's just common sense...

One word John: C.L.U.E.L.E.S.S

Paddles - Unregistered

October 02, 2011 10:49 PM

great response inspeedwetrust.

even though it's a dnf for them it's still a good result for suzuki, they're upping the pace and there was nothing to lose by trying to keep up with casey and risking a slide. they accept that they're not championship contenders and started looking for where the limits are for both AB and the setup.

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