Mixed Fortunes For Rizla Suzuki

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Qualifying for the 10th race of the MotoGP season, at Brno took place with only one of the Rizla Suzuki riders, as Álvaro Bautista was out injured after a crash in Saturday Practice. It was left to Loris Capirossi to secure a place on the grid and after using the session to work on different settings, he will start tomorrow in 10th.

“We have worked hard today and although we went back a bit this morning it has been a good day.” said Capirossi.  “We did quite a lot of work on the engine management side of things and the team did a good job there. We tried two different settings this morning, but ran with just one this afternoon and it worked quite well. The time is not the best because I feel we could go quicker and I know I can go quicker, so I am optimistic for tomorrow and I am sure we can be competitive if the weather is good.”

Even though he had to sit out the qualifying session due to his earlier off,  Álvaro Bautista will start tomorrows race in 17th. His practice time was within 107% of pole-sitter Dani Pedrosa’s time. Speaking about his off, Bautista was more thankfull than anything else.

“Fortunately there is nothing broken, so this is the most important thing and tomorrow I will try and do the race. The crash was because as I entered turn three I lost rear grip and I couldn't do anything about it. I did a big jump in the air and I could do nothing to save it. Tomorrow morning I hope I feel much better and I will try to race because I need to do as many kilometres as I can.”

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