“Last year [at Suzuki] I remember having some problems with the front tyre because of the recent resurfacing but hopefully that's not an issue this time.”
Team principal Fausto Gresini agrees Bautista has regained his confidence, but feels they still need to 'build' further.
“We needed to work with Alvaro to rebuild his confidence and in practice [at Laguna Seca] we managed to do that. It was important for him to finish the race there but now we need to build on that and get him back to the level he showed at Silverstone,” he said.
“Indianapolis should definitely suit our bike so we will be working hard to get it back to the fight at the front of the pack.”
Bautista is ninth in the world championship.