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Bautista optimistic for Mugello

"The track has a new surface and hopefully that - and hotter weather - will help us to make the bike more competitive" - Alvaro Bautista.
After struggling badly with the cold-tyre problems last weekend at Assen, Alvaro Bautista and Rizla Suzuki are hoping for some traditionally hot weather at a resurfaced Mugello this weekend.

Bautista came close to being lapped by race winner Casey Stoner on his way to eleventh at Assen, but the Spaniard is confident he and the GSV-R can be more competitive this weekend.

“I really like the Mugello circuit; it is very fast and great fun to ride at," began Bautista. "It holds a lot of good memories for me because it is where I won my first 250cc race in 2007 and I have also been on the podium there a couple of times.

"Last year I was still struggling with my shoulder injury, but I am going there 100% fit this time and determined to do well.

"The track has a new surface and hopefully that - and hotter weather - will help us to make the bike more competitive, we are all trying hard and the whole crew deserves a bit of a change of luck, so that we can start to move forward."



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R1 Dud - Unregistered

June 30, 2011 11:55 AM

It would be great if the weather is good as this will increase the temperature resulting in a warm track. A warm track is good for Suzuki as it does not opperate very well in the cold conditions where there is an absence of warmth. It is this warmth that will benefit the team where the previsous cold has proved to be a disadvantage when weather conditions have been bad and not warm. Other teams perform better in the warmth, as do all bikes, but the Suzuki likes the warmth better than the cold, whereas the others are not too bad in the cold even though they prefer the warmth. Overall it would be good for all to have warmth (including the fans because they can get cold)



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