Bautista aiming for podiums in second season
28 January 2011 – Álvaro Bautista will begin his second season in MotoGP’s top flight this year, with the 125cc Champion of 2006 having finished 2010 with 85 points and thirteenth in the final championship standings. However, the Spaniard – who remains with Suzuki - now aims for rostrum results as pre-season testing approaches.
“It’ll be a difficult year, but I have more experience with the bike and I’m sure everything I learnt last season will help me,” said the 26-year-old from Castile-La Mancha.
“It’s true I’ll be the only rider in the team, but I have great confidence in Suzuki because last year we did a good job of evolving the bike and we’ll continue that this year.
“Last year I took two fifth places, which were great, but this year I’d like to aim to fight for the podium in some races. I think if we do a good job pre-season this could be possible. As the sole rider the factory will work on what I ask them to, whereas if there was another rider he could perhaps suggest a different direction.”