Emotions are still running high after Alvaro Bautista clinched the World Superbike Championship title a few days ago at the Mandalika circuit (Indonesia).
But the WorldSBK season still has important pages to be written. At the iconic Phillip Island circuit in Australia, in fact, during the last race-weekend of 2022, the manufacturer and team titles will be awarded.
Ducati’s advantage (+49) is wide compared to Yamaha, the only team capable of challenging the Borgo Panigale machines for the “Manufacturers” world title.
The situation is more or less similar for the team classification, with Aruba.it Racing – Ducati leading by 100 points (and 111 still available) over Pata Yamaha with Brixx WorldSBK.
Alvaro Bautista wants to end his triumphant season in the best possible way.
“We arrive at the last race of the season at Philipp Island, one of the most beautiful tracks, not by chance a favourite of many riders. At the same time, though, it’s a difficult, demanding track that doesn’t allow for the slightest distraction. We arrive very motivated after winning the championship: our mentality does not change. I hope to have a lot of fun and try to finish the season in the best possible way.”