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Bautista has Sepang 'podium chance'

"My main thing was getting the confidence in the tyres, because unlike at Jerez and Brno, where the tyres gave me a good feedback and I was able to get used to them straight off the bat, here with the temperatures and humidity I am spinning up a bit and struggling a bit with rear grip.

"It's probably not so much struggling as getting used to how it's working and getting the bike picked up at the right time out of the corners. I feel quite strong in some of the parts of the track, but coming out of some of the corners I'm not quite where I want to be, which is mostly due to my rider technique and getting back on terms with the bike.

"The day wasn't too bad for us, but I think we can improve a lot tomorrow. I will think about the track tonight and I'm looking forward to the rest of the weekend.”

"John's been through a lot physically in the last couple of months, and that combined with the shock of the way the MotoGP bike works compared to the Superbike, held him back a little bit today," said Denning. "I am sure that with a good night's sleep he will be quite a bit closer to his best tomorrow."



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nobodyknow - Unregistered

October 21, 2011 1:34 PM

Suzuki, Bautista, n Hopper , make smile widely on sunday race. And IT'S A MUST..!!! Go Rizla Suzuki MotoGP..!!!!! NB: Yippeeee..!! Samsung Crescent Suzuki finally enter the WSBK Championship next year :)

don't hopoff - Unregistered

October 21, 2011 2:57 PM

I just hope that the increased presence in wsbk doesn't mean an end to motogp participation, will be a big loss. Anyway, go well this weekend both riders, you're due a good result



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