MotoGP » Bautista celebrates best ever MotoGP qualifying

"It was a fantastic lap behind Dovizioso and when I saw him in front of me on the track, I thought this is my opportunity" - Alvaro Bautista.

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tjh - Unregistered

October 16, 2011 1:32 AM

It wasn't about getting dovi's line it was about the slipstream. With the headwind on the main straight the honda was punching a hole in the air for him and making a huge difference. Its common knowledge that the suzuki doesn't have the power that the honda/yamaha/ducati have. Lots of riders were getting annoyed that they were being followed just not dovi on that lap

MM - Unregistered

October 16, 2011 5:33 AM

Those criticising Bautista don't seem to understand that the idea in qualifying is to get as far up the grid as possible. Kudos to him for getting a much better position than probable race pace would allow.

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