MotoGP » Another 'what if' for Bautista and Suzuki

"There are so many positives to be taken from this weekend at Phillip Island, that it's really unfortunate to be making another 'if only' comment!"

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October 17, 2011 5:23 PM

The GSVR has definitely improved, but let's not take anything away from Alvaro.
They've only got his data to go on and are under funded- the guy is obviously a great talent.

A character like Melandri would've given up with the Suzuki a long time ago but Bautista has put the work in and it shows.
If Suzuki do pull out of MotoGP Alvaro deserves a good ride where he can shine.

Paddles - Unregistered

October 17, 2011 10:06 PM

The Rizla team have nothing to lose, a crash means nothing to them as long as they are showing true consistent pace. AB is finding his limits with every event and the team is engineering those limits out further for each next event. Suzuki are showing big time progress, it's brilliant. I think AB's slide this time was nothing more than being caught out on a wet patch, his dry performance previously was top shelf, the bike and AB are looking real good. I just wish the Suzuki corporate machine would put us all out of our misery and announce their intentions for next year.


October 17, 2011 11:00 PM

Hey, Alvaro is in good company (the other crashers) at PI. PI is hard, and 2011 GP was especially hard. The performance of the GSXV at PI 2011 was a VAST, VAST improvement over previous years. This has always been the GSXVs bogey track.

wsbk_is_the_real - Unregistered

October 18, 2011 11:41 AM

suzuki should quit motogp and unleash its potential in the new racing era of WSBKs. Bautista can help them fight for the title win though it might be difficult. Second rider could be Hopkins in WSBK suzuki but Bautista should be given preference. Lesser money invested there. more manufacturers. more fun. real bikes. more competitive racing and more rider dependent. WSBK is the real and best racing whoever has watched it. motogp suc** :-)

MM - Unregistered

October 18, 2011 7:43 PM

"real bikes" in WSBK as opposed to what exactly in MotoGP? Perhaps you've confused watching MotoGP on your TV with a computer screen and a video game of the same name. WSBK machines may be cheaper than MotoGP prototypes, (the real ones), but there's a huge difference between them and their unmodified counterparts on the showroom floor.


October 19, 2011 9:31 AM
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Fantastic "result" from both Alvaro and the Suzuki team who just seem to be going from strength to strength. The crash was just bad luck and could have happened to any rider. They had the qualifying speed as well as the race pace this weekend and things are really looking up. Come on Suzuki, bring out a 1000cc GP bike and give Alvaro the ride he clearly deserves.

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