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Bautista going solo for latest home event

It's the third home event for Alvaro Bautista this season, the Spaniard targeting a repeat of the performance that took him to fifth in Barcelona.
Alvaro Bautista is targeting another strong result in front of his home crowd ahead of the inaugural Aragon Grand Prix as he steps up to the role of Rizla Suzuki team leader this weekend.

The Spaniard will go it alone in the team after Loris Capirossi was ruled out with his hand injury, but Bautista is confident the level playing field presented by the Motorland Aragon circuit will help him make amends.

Having already ridden the circuit earlier this season, albeit on a street bike, Bautista is hoping a return to home soil – for the third time this year – will help him replicate his fifth place finish in Barcelona back in July.

“I am really excited about this race as it is a new circuit for everyone and we are all starting from the same place. It will be good to have an extra practice on the Friday so we can get the bike set-up and start to learn the track as soon as possible.

“We went there earlier in the year for a PR event and rode some street bikes around the circuit; it is a great facility and one that I am looking forward to racing at. It is a shame for Loris that he won't be here and it puts more responsibility on me as I'm the only Rizla Suzuki rider, but I am determined to get a good result for the whole team in front of another home crowd for me.”

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Östminister - Unregistered

September 14, 2010 8:47 PM

Wow guys did you watch the last 3 races? Bautista has always been last in the firsts lap then he was fast enough to overtake a sh1tload of riders. 6th fastest lap in race at Misano btw. Not too shabby!


September 14, 2010 5:50 PM

Good on Alvaro for talking the talk,but hell,Denning breaks a leg,Capirex takes a break and the GSVR effort is just flat,plain broke. Really hope they make me eat my words because right now they're an embarrasment to themselves on the GP grid. Maybe they should pay the penalties,withdraw from 2011 and concentrate on SBK next year.

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