Leaving Ducati for Honda on the finish of 2019, Alvaro Bautista is near returning to the Reds. He would regain his place within the Aruba.it Racing workforce within the Superbike World Championship.
WorldSBK’s go to to Navarre this weekend was marked by an announcement that kicked off the summer time switch window: the signing of Scott Redding to BMW. The reigning Superbike vice-world champion will be part of the German producer after two years with Ducati, three together with his season in Nice Britain in 2019.
Scott Redding left for different horizons, a spot is free at Aruba.it Racing – Ducati, official workforce of the Borgo Panigale agency. However a reputation was already circulating, even earlier than the affirmation of the departure of the British rider: Alvaro Bautista, who would signal his return to the handlebars of the Panigale V4 R.
MotoGP rider from 2010 to 2018, the Spaniard entered the World Superbike in 2019 with Ducati. His journey started with an 11-game profitable streak, after which nothing appeared to have the ability to cease him. However the outcomes have been much less good thereafter, and Jonathan Rea managed to maintain his title of champion. Alvaro Bautista nonetheless completed the 12 months with 16 wins and 24 podiums out of 34 rounds on the calendar.
Though runner-up on this planet, he most popular to depart and be part of Honda when the HRC selected his re-involvement in WorldSBK. However the mayonnaise doesn’t take between Alvaro Bautista and the brand new CBR1000RR-R: just one podium has been obtained after a season and a half. Ninth in 2020, he solely occupies eleventh place within the provisional total standings as of this writing.
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