Bautista concludes test duties for 2013: “We will have a lot of work to do at Sepang”
Alvaro Bautista took the opportunity on the final day of post-season testing at Valencia to evaluate Honda’s 2014 prototype, although his track time with the new machine was limited due to a crash at the start of his second run. After that setback the Spaniard went back to the... Read more
Plenty of new parts to evaluate for Bautista on positive day of testing at Valencia
After taking a day off yesterday Alvaro Bautista was back on track at Valencia today for an intense day of testing that saw him evaluate new Showa front suspension and Nissin brakes package. Alvaro Bautista (5th 1’31.208 – 72 laps) “It has been a positive day and we have... Read more
Bautista signs off from 2013 with another great race: “Tomorrow we start working on the future”
Alvaro Bautista saved his best start of the season for the final race at Valencia today, giving himself the opportunity to run with the front pack and even make a challenge for the podium positions. However, Alvaro was careful not to cause any problems for the two riders fighting... Read more
Qualifying “not much fun” for Bautista at Valencia: “We were already struggling this morning”
Alvaro Bautista missed out on a second row start at the final round of the MotoGP season at Valencia today, the Spaniard sliding from his Honda RC213V during qualifying practice this afternoon and dropping back to seventh place. After a solid first run Bautista ran into traffic on his... Read more
Bautista looking for more front grip and stability after busy first day at Valencia
The first day of the final round of the season was an intense one for Alvaro Bautista at Valencia, where the Spaniard spent the opening two free practices looking for the ideal setting. Bautista needs to find more rear grip and his cause wasn’t helped by a drop in... Read more
Final race of the season beckons for Bautista: “It’s a shame the season ends this weekend”
As has been tradition since 2002 the Ricardo Tormo Circuit in Valencia plays host to the final round of the MotoGP World Championship this weekend. It is an important event for Team GO & FUN Honda Gresini as they look to sign off in style from a season that... Read more
Another fantastic fourth for Bautista at Motegi: “The race was more than positive”
Despite the typhoons, heavy fog, an earthquake and two crashes, Alvaro Bautista’s weekend at Motegi finished with a fantastic fourth place following another excellent race performance from the Spaniard. The Team Go&Fun Gresini Honda rider delighted the home crowd with a brave battle back from ninth place on the... Read more
Late crash relegates Bautista to 7th on Motegi grid but confidence still high for dry race
Alvaro Bautista finally had chance to ride at Motegi this afternoon after the whole of free practice yesterday and this morning was cancelled due to bad weather. In a single qualifying session of 75 minutes the Spanish rider was able to get a good feeling for the track in... Read more
Podium stays the target for Bautista as overseas triple header comes to a close in Motegi
After producing a superb performance in difficult circumstances at Phillip Island on Sunday Alvaro Bautista heads straight to Motegi this week looking to continue his good form and, if possible, challenge for a repeat of his podium in the Grand Prix of Japan last season. The Team GO &... Read more
“Unexpected” fifth place for Bautista after yet another strong podium battle in Australia
Alvaro Bautista managed to produce another challenge for the podium today, but with the decision forced on him to run a hard tyre that did not suit the setting of his bike the Spaniard was unable to break into the top three at the end. Alvaro missed out by... Read more