Alvaro Bautista says he could not avoid Valencia MotoGP start crash

Alvaro Bautista said there was nothing he could do to avoid the startline crash that took his Suzuki, both factory Ducatis and Pramac Ducati's Randy de Puniet out of the Valencia Grand Prix on the opening lap.

A brush between Andrea Dovizioso's Honda and Bautista sent the Suzuki into Valentino Rossi, Nicky Hayden and de Puniet. While Dovizioso continued to finish third, the other four riders