Oct 22 2014

TEAM GO&FUN HONDA GRESINI SET TO CLOSE THE INTENSE FLYAWAY TRIPLE-HEADER AT SEPANG

TEAM GO&FUN HONDA GRESINI SET TO CLOSE THE INTENSE FLYAWAY TRIPLE-HEADER AT SEPANG

The long trip outside of Europe of the Team GO&FUN Honda Gresini comes to an end this weekend with the Malaysian Grand Prix at the Sepang International Circuit, which played host last February of two important sessions of winter testing.Sixth placed in last Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix, Alvaro Bautista will be looking to exploit the data collected during testing to return to a good level of competitiveness: also at Phillip Island, the Spaniard was slowed down by rear grip issues that didn’t allow him to ride to the best his Honda RC213V machine. Bautista can count on a positive streak of results at Sepang: winner in 2006 in the 125cc class, Alvaro collected a fifth place in 2010, on his MotoGP debut; a result he replicated last year.His teammate, Scott Redding, never achieved great results on the Malaysian track: his best finish was a seventh place obtained last year in Moto2. The English however, can still take advantage of the experience gained in testing earlier this year, to try to confirm himself the best among the riders aboard the Open Class Honda RCV1000R. Redding currently has 69 points in the standings, seven more of Hiroshi Aoyama, his closest rival among the riders who ride same bike. ALVARO BAUTISTA “We arrive in Malaysia with a great desire to close in the best possible way and the triple-header outside Europe: last February during Sepang test we performed reasonably well, so we hope to get the same feeling as in the past. We can take advantage of useful references on the tyres, so I sincerely hope that this represents a good opportunity to find a solution to the rear grip issues encountered in recent races, otherwise we can’t expect to get better results than those collected lately. However, all the guys are giving more than one hundred percent, despite hard times, so I would like to thank them”. SCOTT REDDING “Last February, during my first visit at the Sepang circuit aboard a MotoGP bike, I didn’t find myself very much at ease. But now the situation is very different: I got to know the bike better and we have more experience on the bike. In every race I learned something, especially in those in which I was able to follow more experienced riders, as happened for example at Phillip Island with Alvaro. It will be interesting to get back on track at Sepang, and see how much we have improved over the season; in any case, for me this will be one of the most difficult races of the year, both with regard to the circuit layout and for the weather conditions”.

Published on : Oct 22 2014