An exciting Saturday for Alvaro Bautista who dominated the whole race, passing under the chequered flag with a wide margin over Rea (Kawasaki) at the Barcelona-Catalunya circuit..
Starting from fifth position, Alvaro took the lead at the first corner.
After defending himself well against Razgatlioglu’s attacks in the first three laps, the Spanish rider’s race pace became untenable for his rivals.
Alvaro is still leading the World Championship ranking.
“I am very very happy with this victory. It was great to win in front of so many fans, my friends, and my family. It’s always a special feeling. However, it was not an easy victory. The key to the race was the tyres. That’s why I tried not to push to the limit in the first laps despite the fact that Toprak was attacking with conviction. Tomorrow in the Superpole Race I won’t have to worry about tyre management“.