Alvaro Bautista: ‘Phillip Island is a circuit I love’
The MotoGP World Championship reaches the penultimate round of the season this weekend as the series lands at one of its most interesting stopping points: Australia. The scene of Marco Simoncelli’s last ever MotoGP podium is the ideal place for Team San Carlo Honda Gresini to hit form with both Alavaro Bautista and Michele Pirro.
The Spaniard, who picked up an important sixth place finish in difficult conditions at Sepang on Sunday, is hoping to improve his form in the dry this weekend and above all resolve the front-end problems that have dogged him in recent weeks. The team’s goal is to find a set-up that helps Alvaro in corner entry and gives him the opportunity to be competitive at a circuit where he celebrated the 125cc World Championship back in 2006.
“The result in Malaysia was positive and it gives us confidence for the future even though we know that we need to keep working with the same level of enthusiasm so that we can improve further. Phillip Island is a circuit I love because I have great memories of winning the 125cc world title there. Of course we have to work hard to find a good setting because it is a high speed track and you need a stable bike. We will keep working along the same lines as recently and hopefully we can be as competitive as we were at Motegi. ”
Source: Gresini Racing