BRAVISSIMO BAUTISTA! JUST 0.059 SECONDS FROM THE PODIUM

BRAVISSIMO BAUTISTA! JUST 0.059 SECONDS FROM THE PODIUM

Team GO&FUN Honda Gresini rider Alvaro Bautista launched himself back amongst the MotoGP elite today with a sensational performance at Laguna Seca that saw him miss out on a podium finish by just 0.059 s econds. The Spanish rider has enjoyed a solid weekend at the Californian circuit right from the first free practice session on Friday and it culminated with a breathtaking attack on Valentino Rossi for third place in the closing laps of today's race. Despite miss ing out on the podium this fourth place provides Alvaro and the team with a big confidence boost and a solid foundation to build from in the second half of the season. Bryan Staring saved his best for race day, missing out on the points by just two positi ons on his first visit to this notoriously difficult track, after struggling for fitness in the latter stages of the race.

Published on : Jul 20 2013