After the first day with sub-optimal track conditions and the tricky wind that prevented the riders from getting the best out of the session, Alvaro Bautista was able to ride more consistently during day 2.
Alvaro completed 91 laps to close with the second fastest time (1’49.169), 67 thousandths behind Rea (Kawasaki).
“During day 2 the feeling with the bike was definitely better than on the first day, also because the wind was much lower. We did a good job trying new solutions on the front end to improve the bike, especially in braking areas. We gathered some important data, even though maybe our expectations were higher, but it’s clear that the non-optimal track conditions combined with the wind didn’t allow us to express ourselves at our best. Anyway, I am very satisfied with the work we did with the team.“