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Top 10 MotoGP riders of 2010: 10th

Alvaro Bautista starts Crash.net's top 10 MotoGP riders of 2010.
10 - Alvaro Bautista

Alvaro Bautista finished his first season 13th in the MotoGP World Championship, so why has Crash.net ranked him 10th?

Well, if you'd said at the start of the year that rookie Bautista would score almost twice as many points as team-mate and nine-time MotoGP race winner Loris Capirossi, and have a best race finish four places higher than the Italian, few would have believed you.

Sure Capirossi - competing in his third season on GSV-R - had an unusually bad year, particularly the second half when he was hampered by injuries, but Bautista also came back from a broken collarbone that forced him to miss Le Mans.

The Spaniard proved his best finish of fifth was no fluke by achieving it twice and, although his enthusiasm got the better of him in terms of crashes in the races, he kept pushing to the last lap of the last round - finishing in the middle of a tight three-way battle between himself, Hector Barbera and Randy de Puniet at Valencia.

Statistics - Alvaro Bautista:

Team: Rizla Suzuki MotoGP
Bike: Suzuki GSV-R

Championship position: 13th
Points: 85

Race starts: 17 (out of 18)
Pole positions: 0
Victories: 0
Podiums: 0
Fastest laps: 0
Best result: 5th (Catalunya, Sepang)
Points finishes: 13
Rookie of the Year position: 4th (out of 6)




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Bautista, San Marino MotoGP 2010
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Bautista, German MotoGP 2014
Bautista, German MotoGP 2014
Bautista, German MotoGP 2014
Bautista, German MotoGP 2014
Bautista, German MotoGP 2014
Bautista, German MotoGP 2014
Bautista, German MotoGP 2014
Bautista, German MotoGP 2014
Bautista, German MotoGP 2014
Bautista, German MotoGP 2014
Bautista, German MotoGP 2014
Bautista, German MotoGP 2014
Bautista, German MotoGP 2014

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G.O.M. - Unregistered

November 16, 2010 8:00 AM

So many of you reckon the Suzuki has a slow engine? When was the last time you saw it get passed in a straight line? (or under braking)? Sure they seem to have an issue with tyres on a cold or greasy surface, (possibly too stiff chassis??? or electronics not upto the job???) If Alvaro starts 2011 uninjured I think him & the GSV-R will surprise a few people. Generally he starts from a bad grid position and is the only guy moving forward in the race. If he gets his qualifying sorted and starts from a higher grid position, watch out! I think Bautista and the Suzuki are easily fit to fight for the top 5. Not a bad effort for a small factory



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