The Aruba.it Racing – Ducati team is already hard at work at the Circuit de Barcelona Catalunya, where the fourth round of the 2023 WorldSBK season will be staged next weekend.
Fresh from his extraordinary hat-trick at Assen, Alvaro Bautista arrives at his “Home GP” firmly at the top of the world championship standings with 174 points, 56 more than Toprak Razgatlioglu (Yamaha).
Free practice for the Catalunya Round will start on Friday at 10.30am. On Saturday at 2.00pm, the WorldSBK lights will go out, followed by the start of Supersport at 15.15. As always an intense Sunday program awaits: at 11.00am the Superpole Race, then Race-2 Superport at 12.30pm to end with Race-2 WorldSBK at 2.00pm.
“It’s always very special to race at home. Barcelona is one of my favorite tracks, with lots of long corners that allow me to have a lot of fun riding the bike. We’re in a great moment and that motivates us even more. We will start working hard from Friday to try to get back the good feeling we found during testing and also in the first rounds of the season. My family, my friends, and many fans will be there and I hope I can give them some satisfaction“.