Alvaro Bautista - Photo Credit: Suzuki Racing

Alvaro Bautista on his way to eighth at Misano (Photo Credit: Suzuki Racing)

Alvaro Bautista is predicting another strong performance from the Rizla Suzuki team at Aragon this weekend as they look to continue an impressive run of form. The Spaniard has qualified and finished in the top ten in each of the last two races, lifting him to 12th in the championship, and has been leading the chasing back behind the factory bikes from Honda and Yamaha.

Although it is the third of four home races, Bautista has described the Grand Prix of Aragon as “special” and thinks he has the equipment to send the Spanish supporters home happy.

“This was a really good event last year and I am looking forward to going back. It's a fun track, a fantastic facility and a circuit that I think we can go really well at. I am feeling very confident that we can run well right from the start and get a good qualifying position. It's great to race at home again, I do it four times a year, but each one seems special to me. I want to put on a good show for all the Spanish fans and think that we have the package and data to be able to do that.”

The Gran Premio de Aragón weekend gets underway with Free Practice 1 at 9:10am on Friday and The Checkered Flag will have full coverage throughout the weekend.