It is a historical day: Alvaro Bautista is the new World Superbike Champion.
An outstanding season for the Spanish rider, who claimed 14 wins in 33 races, securing podium for 29 times.
At the end of Race-2 of the Pirelli Indonesian Round Alvaro crossed the chequered flag in second position; the solid advantage built up in the previous 34 races made it possible to start the celebrations.
A remarkable milestone for Alvaro who writes today a new page of motorbike history: after John Kocinski and Max Biaggi, the rider from Talavera is the third to celebrate the World Championship title both in MotoGP (2006, 125cc class) and in WorldSBK paddock.
“Here we are. I am very happy. After two difficult years, many people had put their trust in me: Stefano, Serafino, Claudio, Gigi, Paolo. I had a second chance of trying again after 2019. I have tried to be the best possible rider. I have worked hard. And I think I have won against rivals like Toprak and Johnny, who set the bar high with incredible performances during the season. Now it is time to celebrate. It is time to recognize what we have achieved. I want to thank Aruba.it and Ducati, and all my team. Thank you.“