The first Friday of the 2023 WorldSBK season closed with extremely convincing indications for Alvaro Bautista who ended both FP1 and FP2 in first position.
Strong winds at the Phillip Island circuit (Australia) did not seem to affect Alvaro, who got off to a strong start with the fastest time in FP1. Then in the afternoon, the reigning World Champion took full advantage of the optimal conditions of the circuit, improving by more than half a second and finishing with the fastest time of the day (1’30.623).
“It was a positive Friday. The feeling with the bike was very good, in line with what I felt during testing. I tried to adapt to the track conditions, which changed a little from morning to afternoon. I am satisfied with the work we have done so far“.