Alvaro Bautista has taken heart from a positive test at Aragon, where the Gresini Honda rider was impressed with the new forks he tested on his RCV.

Bautista also gave the thumbs-up to a new Showa rear shock and has vowed to make up for the disappointment of another DNF at Catalunya at next weekend's Dutch TT at Assen.

"Last year at the Arag?n circuit we had particular difficulties riding, but after this test I feel confident about it," said Bautista.

"I am satisfied with the new forks, because I didn't have any annoying chatter with them, and the rear shock has given me a lot of confidence.

"The new Nissin brakes are performing very well too.

"Overall it was a positive day which bodes well for the future - starting with the next race at Assen," he added.

"I want to redeem myself after the disappointment of Barcelona, so I can't wait for that."

Bautista completed a total of 72 laps at Aragon, clocking a best time of 1m 49.9s.



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