Oct 6 2014

BAUTISTA AND REDDING HEAD TO HONDA'S HOME RACE LOOKING FOR STRONG RESULT

BAUTISTA AND REDDING HEAD TO HONDA'S HOME RACE LOOKING FOR STRONG RESULT

Alvaro Bautista and Scott Redding head this weekend to Honda's home circuit, the Twin Ring Motegi, in Japan, to compete in the round number 15 of the 2014 MotoGP World Championship, the first of three back-to-back flyaway races.The Team GO&FUN Honda Gresini is confident that Alvaro can return to a good level of competitiveness with Alvaro Bautista on a “stop&go”, track, with strong braking and acceleration zones. Moreover, in the other two occasions the Spaniard rode a Honda MotoGP machine at Motegi, he took a third and a fourth place finish.Bautista’s teammate, Scott Redding, on the other hand is determined to return at the top among the riders aboard the Open Class Honda RCV1000R, after having missed the target in the last two races at Misano and Aragon. The English rookie - who last year in Moto2 took part at the Japanese round with a wrist injury - has, however, collected points in all the last 12 races. ALVARO BAUTISTA “Motegi is a very unique track: it’s usually called a ‘Honda’ track because of its 'stop&go' layout, which requires good traction. Unfortunately, lately we’re struggling with that, but we hope to continue to grow and to start in the best possible way the first of three races in a row: during the race at Aragon race we were fighting to get into the top five on both dry and wet condition, and this is a positive sign. The track does not particularly excites me, but in the last two years I’ve always been very strong there. I hope to be able to find quickly a good set-up that can allow me to be consistent, then we will give our best in the race”. SCOTT REDDING “We are fresh from two difficult races, Misano and Aragon, but I think we have the potential to bounce back in the three flyaway races, starting from Motegi. Moreover, in the first half of the race at Aragon we were the top Production Racer Honda, then the arrival of the rain changed everything. I’m looking forward to go out on track at Motegi aboard a MotoGP bike and I hope to have a nice weekend, given that last year in Moto2 I had to race with an injured wrist and I was involved in a crash during the first lap of the race, losing my title hopes”.

Published on : Oct 6 2014