Alvaro Bautista celebrates Ducati‘s 1000th podium in WorldSBK (212 conquered by the Aruba.it Racing – Ducati team) with a stunning victory.
Starting from fourth position, Alvaro turns third in the first corner and sticks with Razgatlioglu (Yamaha) and Rea (Kawasaki).
The Spaniard gains confidence and on lap 10 makes a spectacular double overtake to take the lead and close with margin under the checkered flag.
“I am very happy with this victory. We have achieved a historic result for Ducati and to be the rider who took podium number 1000 fills me with pride. To have done it with the first place is then something exciting. I think I did a very good race, I found more and more feeling, lap by lap, and the battle between Johnny and Toprak in the early laps, if I have to be honest, helped me to stay close to them. From the middle of the race, the feeling was really positive and I tried to attack. Now, though, great concentration and all energy turned to tomorrow.“