Alvaro Bautista on the pace in Sepang free practice sessions

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Alvaro Bautista enjoyed mixed fortunes in the two opening free practice sessions at Sepang but overall it was a positive first day for the Spanish rider at the Malaysian Grand Prix.

After setting a strong pace in the morning Bautista was improving his set-up and performance in the afternoon until a crash midway through the session put a halt to his progress.

Alvaro Bautista (5th 2’ 01” 659)
“We have worked well from this morning through to the afternoon to improve the grip, which initially wasn’t allowing me to push as hard as I wanted. We have made constant progress and I am sure we could have dropped the lap time even more if I didn’t crash midway through the session. Unfortunately we didn’t have time to put the same setting into the second bike so the feeling wasn’t the same, but anyway I am sure we can take another step tomorrow and be even more competitive.”

Source: Gresini Racing

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