Fitter Bautista excited about Sachsenring
13 July 2011 – Álvaro Bautista is thoroughly looking forward to this weekend’s German MotoGP, with the Suzuki rider now back up to full fitness levels. In the Italian race at the start of the month, the Spaniard was challenging for a top six finish which was eventually lost due to a front end slide. He now hopes for a similar placing at the Sachsenring.
“I cannot wait for the race to come - it will not be soon enough for me!” he said. “I made some really big steps at Mugello in both the race and the test. We now have all that information to use at Sachsenring and the rest of the tracks this season.
“I think we are capable of running with the top six or seven at most tracks now and just need a little bit of something to get us there - I don’t know if it’s luck or what it is, but we will keep trying until we find it! I like the Sachsenring circuit and I’ve been on the podium there three times.
“It’s not an easy track to get the bike setup right for, but when you do it’s great fun to ride at. It’s about a lot of edge grip, so we will have to work on that and get the bike setup as quickly as we can.”