t’s a Sunday that will long be remembered by all the Ducati and WorldSBK fans, with Alvaro Bautista protagonist of a real feat.
After recovering 11 positions in the Superpole Race to finish in third place, the Spaniard gave life to a spectacular duel with Razgatliouglu (Yamaha), which ended seven laps to the end, when the Turkish rider crashed at the first chicane.
Bautista conquered his 50th WorldSBK victory and, at the same time, his 18th win of the season (an absolute record for the competition).
Alvaro reacted extraordinarily to a Saturday full of difficulties, increasing his championship lead over Razgatlioglu to 74 points.
“I think this is the most beautiful victory of the season so far. I am sure: together with Toprak we have given a lot of entertainment to the fans here and all the fans watching from home. I’m sorry he crashed because I would have liked to have fought with him to the end even though I knew I probably wouldn’t have had a chance. I am very happy, especially for the team. Let’s go into the holidays calm.“