THE BEST RS-GP OF THE SEASON PENALIZED BY A DOUBLE RIDE THROUGH
ROBERTO COLANINNO COMMENTS: “UNACCEPTABLE THAT HUMAN ERROR KEEPS US FROM SHOWING OUR VALUE. RESUME OUR TREND OF GROWTH STRAIGHT AWAY”
ROMANO ALBESIANO: “NOW THE ENTIRE TEAM IS CALLED ON TO PUT IN EXTRA EFFORTS TO ACHIEVE THE RESULTS WITHIN OUR POTENTIAL STRAIGHT AWAY”
The Austrian GP for Bautista and Bradl's Aprilias was decided when the lights went out.
Both penalized by an early start, Alvaro and Stefan had to do a ride through in the initial phases that compromised the outcome of the race. Incorrect communication on the RS-GP bikes' instrument panels also led the German rider to make another pit stop.
Based on performance in warm up and, especially based on the pace demonstrated after the ride through, the RS-GP machines had the potential to achieve the best performance of the season on the Red Bull Ring. Bautista, who lapped consistently with a top ten pace, finished sixteenth in the end, in any case on the threshold of the points zone, whereas Bradl was a bit farther back in nineteenth place. At the end of the race, Roberto Colaninno - Piaggio Group CEO and MD - made a statement.