Álvaro Bautista“After the win in Japan I’m feeling happy, strong and confident about going to Jerez this weekend and picking up another good result....


Álvaro Bautista
“After the win in Japan I’m feeling happy, strong and confident about going to Jerez this weekend and picking up another good result. I hope that there can be a group of Spanish riders running at the front and putting on a good show for the home supporters. Discounting Qatar, where our performance was severely affected by the conditions, I think we’ve started the championship well and I’m convinced that all the set-up work we did in the winter will help us be competitive from Friday. Whatever happens, racing at Jerez is always special, I don’t know why but feeling the support from the fans in every corner somehow brings out the best in a rider and helps you to win.”

Mike Di Meglio
“We did a few preseason tests at Jerez and I think they really helped me to learn this new category. If we continue working as we have done up to now and put our hard work from the preseason into practice, I’m sure we can do well. I’m going to try and use my experience at Jerez to run at the top of the time sheets from Friday and try to get a good grid position that will allow me to compete in the race. Jerez is not one of my favourite circuits but I have good memories from the preseason tests there so I think we can run up front and put the fiasco in Japan behind us.”

Gábor Talmácsi
“Jerez is always a fantastic place to go racing – because of the fans, because my team is Spanish, because I love the circuit… so many reasons. We did a lot of testing there in preseason and it went well. I think we’re in much better shape now than we were back then and after the result in Japan I’m confident I can have a good race. My objective is still the same – to learn the new category and to hang with the front riders where possible. I had chance to spend two days at home after a tough week in Japan but every time I arrive at Jerez I feel really motivated to push for a top result and this year is no different. I know it will be tough because the level is very high in this class but we’ll be fighting to run up front.”

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