After Saturday’s extraordinary victory and the celebrations for the 1000th podium conquered by Ducati in the World Superbike Championship, Alvaro Bautista was again the protagonist in Race-2 finishing in second position after a spectacular battle with Razgatlioglu (Yamaha) and Rea (Kawasaki).
Starting from the front row (P3) after the podium in Superpole Race, Bautista immediately took second position. On lap 3, trying to take the lead, the Spanish rider made a mistake and he was forced off the track, managing, however, to contain the damage. Alvaro continued to push and he was able to take the lead. On lap 14 he was passed by Razgatlioglu finishing however with a very precious second place that allows him to go to the summer break as leader of the standings with 31 points ahead of Rea (Kawasaki).
“It was a very positive weekend. We knew that we could encounter difficulties on a circuit where I had never ridden with the Ducati. In addition, I was still not 100 percent since the problem with my hand has not been completely resolved yet. With the team, though, I think we also did a great job adapting to the forced choice of tires. The important thing was not to make mistakes and I think the balance is very good.