Born in Talavera de la Reina (Spain) 21st November 1984

Alvaro first rode a motorcycle at the age of three and by the time he turned eight he was racing and finishing runner-up in a local championship in Madrid. He was crowned junior champion of the Spanish capital at the age of eleven, when he also first competed in the 50cc Aprilia Cup, taking a podium and finishing sixth overall. In 1998 he finished third in the same championship and in 1999 and 2000 he came to national attention thanks to his performances in the Movistar Activa Joven series. In 2001 he moved up to the 125cc Spanish Championship and in 2002 he fought for the title until the final round at Valencia, when he crashed. That season also saw him compete in the 125cc European Championship and make his debut in the World Championship as a wildcard at four rounds. Bautista was snapped up for his first full Grand Prix campaign by Team Seedorf Racing in 2003 and after experiencing mixed fortunes over the next three seasons he finally came of age in 2006, taking his first victory in his home Grand Prix at Jerez and going on to take seven more wins to secure the 125cc World Championship title.

A move up to the 250cc class would wield no fewer than 28 podiums over the next three seasons, including eight wins and the championship runner-up spot in 2008. In 2010 he made the step up to MotoGP with Suzuki and after an intense learning year he showed his exciting premier-class promise on several occasions in 2011.
The 2012 season was Bautista's breakthrough year in MotoGP, as he guided the Team San Carlo Honda Gresini RC213V machine to two podium finishes, at Misano and Motegi, and fifth place overall in the championship. In 2013 Alvaro confirmed his undoubted potential, closing a positive growing season collecting nine finishes in the "top five" aboard his GO&FUN Honda Gresini RC213V and missing the podium by a few thousandths in at least two occasions, making it sixth in the final standings.


 

 

Born in Quedgeley (United Kingdom), 4th January 1993

Scott Redding began racing in the British Minimoto Championship in 2001 aged just eight years old. A switch to Metrakit bikes saw him win the MiniGP British Championship in 2004, an achievement followed up by victory of all six rounds of the Spanish Calypso Cup 80cc series. Scott cut his teeth in 125cc racing with participation in the CEV Buckler 125GP series in Spain, finishing seventh overall and attracting the interest of BQR Blusens Aprilia. His sophomore year in the Spanish Championship saw him taking second place after winning the last three races of 2007, leading to the team giving him the opportunity to ply his trade in the World Championship in 2008.

Scott made history in June 2008 in front of a delighted Donington crowd as he became the youngest rider of all-time to win a Grand Prix race (aged 15 years and 170 days), taking the record from Marco Melandri who had held it since winning at Assen in 1998. Scott was the 2008 125cc Rookie of the Year, finishing 11th overall and earning himself a factory bike for 2009 as he continued with the Blusens Aprilia team through a difficult season. 2010 saw him riding for the Marc VDS Team in Moto2. It was a challenging season, though he made great progress – particularly in the latter half of the year. His comeback was remarkable and he finished the year 8th in the overall championship standings with two admirable podiums under his belt and pretty much universal praise from fans and pundits alike for his racing skills and adaption to the new formula – and also his astonishing strength of character. 2011 was supposed to be the breakthrough year for Scott, the year when everything came together and he battled for the championship title. Unfortunately, it didn't work out that way, as problems with the 2011 Suter chassis effectively ended his championship challenge before it had even begun. After racking up four podium finishes on his way to fifth in the championship in 2012, in 2013 Scott enjoyed his best season in Moto2, triumphing in the Grand Prix of France, Italy and Great Britain and fighting to the end for the title with Spaniard Pol Espargarò.

   
   

 

 

MAIN SPECIFICATIONS
 
Aluminium twin-tube frame
Aluminim swingarm
Overall length: 2052 mm
Overall width: 645 mm
Overall height: 1110 mm
Wheelbase: 1435 mm
Road clearance: 115 mm
Dry weight: 160 Kg (as per FIM regulations)
Fuel tank capacity: 20 lt (as per FIM regulations)
Accessories: BARRACUDA
Handlebars: DOMINO
ENGINE
Liquid-cooled, four-stroke, DOHC 4 pneumatic valves, V4
Lubricant: CASTROL
Total displacement: 1000 cc
Maximum Power: over 230 CV (> 170 kW)
Maximum speed: over 350 km/h
Gearbox: “seamless” 6-speed
WHEELS
OZ magnesium front wheel: 16.5”/4.00”
OZ magnesium rear wheel: 16.5”/6.25”
TYRES
Bridgestone
BRAKES
NISSIN 320mm carbon fibre front brakes; NISSIN four-piston calipers
NISSIN 220mm steel rear brake; NISSIN twin-piston caliper
CHAIN
RK chain
Titanium PBR sprocket
SUSPENSIONS
Front: SHOWA magnesium telescopic fork, fully adjustable
Rear: SHOWA Pro-link
  EXHAUST
SC-Project exhaust