Alvaro Bautista: We have to be prepared when it will be our turn to suffer
by SEAD DEDOVIC | VIEW 555
Ducati rider Alvaro Bautista is in great shape and is achieving great results. However, he does not want to get carried away with these successes and is wary of what awaits him. "We have to be prepared when it will be our turn to suffer," Bautista said.
"At the moment everything is going well. "But for sure we will arrive at a moment where we will suffer and we have to be prepared for that, and to stay down, try to keep calm and be strong in the moment, because when everything is coming good it is easy.
"The thing is [when times are] difficult you can see if it is a good rider or not. For example Toprak struggled to win but he just kept, kept, kept [trying] and on Sunday he won [in the superpole race]. I think it is the difference between a good rider and a champion rider.
"So let's see when it is our turn [to struggle] because I'm sure we will arrive sooner or later and we have to be prepared for that and not panic. "I think next time in Donington, three years ago [that] was difficult for us.
Now I don't know because the bike fortunately has changed a little bit. But I think the next race will be very tough for us."
Bautista: I prefer to stay in the front
Bautista likes to stay in front and that suits his driving style.
The most important thing is that he is full of self-confidence and believes in success. "If I have a bit more pace I prefer to stay in the front because then I can ride myself with the reference," he explained. "My strong point is acceleration but I cannot brake the same because if I have another rider I cannot do the same speed in corners.
"Going behind a rider I cannot do my riding style so I cannot use the potential of the bike. When I'm in front I can. "But in any case I showed I can fight as well like this Sunday morning in Superpole with Jonathan or with Toprak this afternoon.
"I feel stronger than three years ago for the same point, it was more difficult to fight with other riders [in 2019]."