MotoGP: Bautista happy with Rio Hondo first day (Gresini GO&FUN Press release)
After a day visiting the fascinating surroundings of Termas de Rio Hondo in Argentina, Team GO&FUN Honda Gresini rider Alvaro Bautista was on track on Thursday for a short test on the circuit that will be added to the MotoGP World Championship calendar in 2014. The Spanish rider arrived in Argentina on Tuesday and spent a day meeting the nation’s press in Buenos Aires before heading to the Tucuman region and Termas de Rio Hondo. It was a good opportunity to learn the layout of a flowing and technically demanding circuit and the weather was kind, with the threat of rain holding off and temperatures around 20 C°.
Alvaro Bautista ”This is the first time I have ever been to Argentina and it has been a wonderful experience so far. We were given a huge welcome by an extraordinary number of journalists in Buenos Aires and then on Wednesday we had a fantastic day being tourists at Termas de Rio Hondo. We went out on track today to get a first feel for a circuit that looks really nice and has some technically demanding sections. We spent a day studying the layout and on Friday we will work on adjusting the settings of the bike to suit it more.”
Courtesy Gresini GO&FUN Team In the picture: Alvaro Bautista