Bautista: “We Did The Maximum” At Soaked Valencia

Alvaro Bautista said he and his Gresini Honda team achieved everything that was possible given the conditions on Tuesday at Valencia. The Spaniard was fastest of all after sneaking a fast lap in before the rain fell but precious little could be learned.

The test did give Bautista the opportunity to show off Gresini’s new colour scheme for the 2013 season. After ending its partnership with San Carlo, the satellite Honda squad have secured a title sponsorship deal with energy drink company ‘Go & Fun’, and will now run as Team Go & Fun Honda Gresini. Bautista hopes to display the new livery again tomorrow, ideally in dry conditions.

As forecast the rain came this morning and interrupted the programme we had planned for the test. Fortunately we were out on track as early as we were allowed so that meant I could get a few decent laps in and set the best time of the day. We did the maximum we could in the minimum time available and at least were able to show off the new Go & Fun colours that Team Honda Gresini will be using for the next three seasons. Hopefully the weather improves tomorrow but unfortunately the forecast is not very reassuring. The only positive thing could be the higher temperatures which should mean we can get some more laps in even if it’s in the wet.”