MotoGP » Official: Alvaro Bautista re-signs for Gresini

The twelfth and final manufacturer MotoGP rider for the 2013 season has been officially named.

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Del - Unregistered

October 13, 2012 11:14 AM

younger breed!!!!!!!!! he is one of the youngest on the grid, Alvaro is doing ok for his first year on a honda EVER!!! and with the Showa suspension being developed at the same time


October 13, 2012 11:58 AM

"The news also officially scuppers rumours that the Gresini RC213V could be passed to the LCR team."

There weren't any such rumours, you're twisting things as usual. It was no secret that the Gresini team might not be able to find the money to fund an RCV for 2013. LCR had expressed an interest in a second RCV, if one were available. Not a case of the bike being "passed to LCR", but that Gresini might pass up the chance of an LCR. Different altogether, but probably not controversial enough for crash.


October 13, 2012 12:02 PM

@GO Home, Stoner has made no secret of the fact that he won't be challenging for the win at Motegi and has even said he might not be fully on it by Philip Island. So why is qualifying ahead of Stoner a big deal?

Finishing ahead of Dovi and Bradl is more significant. Second fastest satellite rider will mean quite a bit to him. They're saying they've got the Showa kit sorted now, which means no more excuses for the rest of the year.

Gixxerguy - Unregistered

October 13, 2012 12:09 PM

Oh well, thats another anonymous year for Gresini coming up then!! remember when Marco Simmoncelli made the other 'Aliens' look to that bike as a podium threat at every track on the Calender.. With all due respect to Bautista, Scott Redding or RDP might just have brought that excitement back again - but not Alvaro

Go Home - Unregistered

October 13, 2012 12:26 PM

@Stoner has made no secret of the fact that he won't be challenging for the win at Motegi and has even said he might not be fully on it by Philip Island. So why is qualifying ahead of Stoner a big deal?

why? was i not reading earlier that it was such a big deal Stoner Qualy'd infont of Rossi by how many thousands of a second, yet seem to be a big deal there,
so if he does manage to win he will state that "we knew we had the pace to win and my foot is better"???

JP - Unregistered

October 13, 2012 1:10 PM

@GixxerGuy Alvaro's bike is nothing like simoncelli's bike... Alvaro's is a 1000cc version of what Aoyama had in 2011, but with worse brakes, and showa suspension(which only Bautista uses subject to contract and costs) He doesn't have factory support like simoncelli did, and he is only 11 points off what simoncelli had last season with 2 races to go, sure bautista isnt as spectacular, but he has the consistancy


October 13, 2012 1:35 PM

Alvaro is not a HRC suported rider, so he gets very little updates and is bottom of the pecking order, that is why he did not test at Aragon. Also as someone has stated he is the only rider on Showa suspension so is developing that, which all Honda riders dumped a couple of years ago.

As for his salary, Ian Wheeler posted on twitter that he won't be ordering a new Ferrari with next years wages.

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