Álvaro Bautista: “After the last race where we struggled a lot during practice and really had to grit our teeth in order to win back some points in the championship, I feel highly motivated about the Indianapolis Grand Prix. I want to work well on Saturday and Sunday and... Read more
3rd Álvaro Bautista: “The only good session this weekend was the race. Fortunately everything worked out okay for us when it came to the crucial moment. It took just two laps for the tyres to degenerate, and that was a warning for me not to push things and look... Read more
5th Mike Di Meglio 2.02.426 (15 laps): “For the majority of the qualifying session I was unable to wring the most out of my engine and I don’t know why that was. We worked very hard to come up with a solution and, just before I went out for... Read more
4th Álvaro Bautista 2.03.130 (23 laps): “After two weeks off my Aprilia this session was useful for checking that everything was in its right place. I am not worried, because we are up front despite some problems with front end chattering. The suspension wasn’t absorbing the bumps like it... Read more
Álvaro Bautista: “Brno isn’t one of my favourite tracks, but I think it’s a good opportunity to get a good result because it’s a fast track which should in theory suit my Aprilia. I am keen to get back on track because I wasn’t at 100% physically last time... Read more
250cc 1st Álvaro Bautista 1.40.817 (27 laps): “To be honest the lap times weren’t particularly quick today. We had a problem at the start of the session and the rear of the bike was sliding around a lot – also the engine wasn’t working as it should be but as... Read more
Mapfre Aspar rider Alvaro Bautista again proved to be the fastest man of the field in the first 250cc practice today. After a slow start but with steady progress Alvaro Bautista finally snatched the top spot from Hector Barbera in the closing minutes of the session, held under sunny... Read more
250cc Álvaro Bautista: “I think we’re strong right now and we go to Holland with plenty of confidence and motivation after the victory in Barcelona. Assen is a circuit I really like, with a mixture of fast and twisty sections, and in general it’s a nice place. Last year we... Read more
The private two-day test at the Valencia circuit saw different fortunes for the 250cc Aspar squad. While Balatonring Team rider Balazs Nemeth suffered a hand fracture after a nasty crash, Mapfre Aspar rider Mike Di Meglio was able to make full use of the opportunity to get some further... Read more