Oct 12 2014

RESULTS BELOW EXPECTATIONS FOR BAUTISTA AND REDDING AT TWIN RING MOTEGI

RESULTS BELOW EXPECTATIONS FOR BAUTISTA AND REDDING AT TWIN RING MOTEGI

The Grand Prix of Japan which took place today at Twin Ring Motegi circuit ended for Team GO&FUN Honda Gresini with the tenth place of Alvaro Bautista and the sixteenth of Scott Redding.Bautista, whose goal was to fight for the seventh position, was slowed once again by the lack of rear grip. The Spaniard got stuck behind Yonny Hernandez, losing ground to Stefan Bradl, Pol Espargaro and Bradley Smith, with no more chances to close the gap on them.His teammate, Scott Redding, who started from fifteenth on the grid, was in twelfth position after only 2 laps, but then he struggled under braking doing a couple of off-track excursions that made ​​him lose some positions: the English rookie, sixteenth under the checkered flag, missed out on points for less than half a second, thus interrupting a sequence of 12 consecutive points scoring finishes.The Team is now heading to Phillip Island to take part this weekend at the Australian Grand Prix, the second of three consecutive flyaway races. ALVARO BAUTISTA (10th)“Given the pace we showed during practice, today our target was to fight for the seventh position: unfortunately, I was not able to do more than that. As always, I couldn’t ‘feel’ the rear tyre and I struggled to stop the bike under braking, so it was difficult to ride. Hernandez passed me at the start and then I was stuck behind him many laps because I couldn’t overtake it: I couldn’t brake hard, while he was able to brake deep into the corner. When I finally passed him, it was too late to reach the riders in front of me, so I closed the race in tenth position. If these problems will continue it will be very hard to do better results, so we hope to find a solution for the next races”. SCOTT REDDING (16th)“Today I struggled to follow the right line under braking: I went deep several times and I also went off the track on the grass two times, losing a lot of time. It was difficult today to be consistent. We still don’t know why we had this problem: we will check alla the data in order to fix ita head of the upcoming races. In addition, in the last 5 laps the front was pushing a lot, because I used a lot the front tyre at the beginning of the race. I’m not satisfied with the result”.

Published on : Oct 12 2014