Bautista joins Gresini Honda

Spaniard switches from Suzuki to Honda for 2012

Posted: 9 November 2011
by Visordown News
Bautista is testing Aoyama's Honda today

GRESINI RACING have announced that Alvaro Bautista will ride for the Honda team next season.

An agreement was reached between Bautista and Gresini for the Spaniard to ride a Honda RC213V with Team San Carlo Honda Gresini in 2012.

Gresini commented on the signing: "I am particularly satisfied that Alvaro Bautista will ride a Honda RC213V in the colours of Team San Carlo Honda Gresini next year. He is a very fast rider and I also hold him in high regard for his personality and pleasant nature. I am sure that he will integrate swiftly into our group and that we will enjoy some pleasant experiences together in the future."

The satellite Honda team are still aiming to have a second rider on a Honda-powered CRT bike, Gresini Moto2 rider Michele Pirro has been linked to this seat.

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