Aug 5 2014

BAUTISTA AND REDDING RESUME ACTION AT WORLD FAMOUS INDIANAPOLIS

BAUTISTA AND REDDING RESUME ACTION AT WORLD FAMOUS INDIANAPOLIS

Team GO&FUN Honda Gresini’s Alvaro Bautista and Scott Redding head this weekend to the United States to take part in the Indianapolis Grand Prix: the second round of the season on American soil marks the beginning of the second half of the Championship after three weeks of summer break and it will be hosted on a revised track. Some of the tighter corners - turns 2-4, turns 7-9 and turns 15-16 - has in fact been opened up with the aim of improving rider safety, as well as the quality of racing at this famous venue; in addition, the track has been resurfaced.Engaged last year in a good battle with Valentino Rossi and Cal Crutchlow, Bautista arrives at a venue where he has always collected good results since his MotoGP debut, back in 2010. The historic Speedway is therefore a good opportunity for the Spaniard, looking for a better consistency after the good things shown at the beginning of the season and the beautiful podium finish obtained at Le Mans.Seven consecutive points scoring finishes allowed his teammate, Scott Redding, to close the first half of the season in the first position among the riders aboard the Open Class Honda RCV1000R, with 34 points: the goal of the English rookie in Indianapolis is to confirm himself as the fastest rider among the others with the same technical package, in order to strengthen his position in the standings. ALVARO BAUTISTA “Indianapolis is a very strange track, but this year we are going to race on a revised layout: the design of some corners which actually were not very suitable for bike racing has been modified and the track has been re-surfaced. So I think that first of all it will be important to verify how the tyres work on the new surface. Anyway, I’ve always had good results in Indy, so our goal is to try to find immediately a good set-up in order to achieve a good feeling with the bike and be able to give our best. Finally we resume action after the summer break and I hope to show a better consistency in this second part of the championship”. SCOTT REDDING “This year they changed a little bit the track so it will be interesting to see how it goes, but anyway with that long straight going into the first fast corner it should be exciting to race there aboard a MotoGP bike! I also like going to the United States because the fans really like to show their support and they are an inspiration for us. Starting the second half of the season with an advantage over the rest of the other production Honda riders in the championship standings is good, but now we need to continue like this. The summer break has been helpful to take a bit of rest and to get even stronger for the second half of the season. We expect high temperatures for this race so I did a lot of training and now I feel I’m prepared”. FAUSTO GRESINI “It’s nice to be back on track, and it’s nice to do it in a fascinating venue like Indianapolis; last year Alvaro had a good race, fighting with determination. We have good memories there, so we hope to live a nice weekend. We also hope that the second half of the season can give us some more satisfactory results, because at the beginning of the championship we have already proved that we can get it; above all, I am confident that the team can find the right path to allow Alvaro to maintain a more consistent performance. The first part of Redding’s debut season in the top class has been positive: at this moment, Scott is the best placed production Honda rider in the standings, therefore so far we reached our goal; now we have to continue like this”.

Published on : Aug 5 2014