Well, it was a monumentally depressing race for us Bati fans today, as Alvaro was swallowed up off the start line (from his 2nd...

Well, it was a monumentally depressing race for us Bati fans today, as Alvaro was swallowed up off the start line (from his 2nd place grid position) to wind up spending most of the race way down in the teens (17th at one point!), eventually crossing the line in 14th place to take a meagre 2 points – these leave him 8th in the overall Championship standings on 41.
Sadly now there’s quite a gulf between him and the riders at the top of the table… Not the way the season was meant to be going 🙁

Ah well, nothing more can be done about today so we need to look ahead to Mugello, scene of Bati’s awesome maiden 250cc win last year. Perhaps he can get things turned around there…
Go Bati!

Here, for the record, are the results…
(and we’ll see what information comes out about explanations for today’s poor run…)

Pos | Rider | Bike | Time
1. Alex Debon Aprilia 47:27.406
2. Marco Simoncelli Gilera + 4.816
3. Mattia Pasini Aprilia + 4.998
4. Yuki Takahashi Honda + 5.770
5. Mika Kallio KTM + 6.197
6. Manuel Poggiali Gilera + 6.474
7. Hiroshi Aoyama KTM + 14.909
8. Julian Simon KTM + 17.526
9. Aleix Espargaro Aprilia + 32.925
10. Hector Faubel Aprilia + 36.719
11. Thomas Luthi Aprilia + 48.968
12. Hector Barbera Aprilia + 56.837
13. R.Locatelli Gilera + 57.827
14. Alvaro Bautista Aprilia +1:05.407
15. R.Wilairot Honda +1:24.336
16. Alex Baldolini Aprilia +1:24.577
17. Federico Sandi Aprilia + 1 lap
18. Imre Toth Aprilia + 1 lap
19. Russell Gomez Aprilia + 1 lap

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