MotoGP » Alvaro Bautista apologises, explains turn one downfall

“I lost my braking point and hit the brakes far too late. I tried to slow the bike down, but lost grip on the front and lowsided” – Alvaro Bautista.

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adolf33 - Unregistered

July 02, 2012 6:30 AM

What a shame for JLo. In every motorsport formular there's a bloody amateur that thinks races will be ended at the end of turn 1.
Other explanation for AB's hit on JLo: his girlfriend was waiting for him in the trailer and he couldn't wait 45 minutes....

50thR1 - Unregistered

July 02, 2012 9:45 AM

When one is riding on the limit, as these guys all are doing, you can make a mistake. Only thing is, that it is when you are racing for a position. When you fall down in the last 5-7 laps I can understand. Not in turn 1. About the tyres it seems that Honda gave a call to Bridgestone. Only Yamaha (Spies) and Ducati (Rossi) are having problems with blasters now. That is why I hate Honda so much.


July 02, 2012 10:56 AM

This is the second time he has made a 'Braking error' in the first turn. He took out 3 ducatis last time. His aim is going further up the field now by taking out Lorenzo and making others take avoiding action. School boy error he has now done twice in less than one season!
Better punishment would've been a 1 race ban. Costly to both him and the team.

Tom - Unregistered

July 02, 2012 11:24 AM

In my opinion, Bautista is a dangerous rider that needs to be calmed down by powerful decisions from the organizers. A single race "last on the grid" penalty is a joke. They need to give him this penalty for at least three to five more races, because it is obvious he has learnt nothing since he did the same thing in Valencia last year.

GSXR6r - Unregistered

July 02, 2012 5:54 PM

Bautistas "mistake" sure seems like it played out well for Honda and Dorna. Lorenzo was clearly running away with the chapionship and had Bautista not torpido'd his RCV from 3 rows back Stoners shot at the title would be slim. I've seen racing incidents but this looked more like target practice! Guess there is just no place for a fair fight in this world!

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