The Aruba.it Racing – Ducati rider Alvaro Bautista felt extremely positive about Friday’s free practice session at the Dutch Round, the second leg of the 2022 WorldSBK season.
At the TT Circuit in Assen, Alvaro proved himself already at ease with his Ducati Panigale V4 R, finishing second in FP1 before taking a clear lead in FP2 (1’34.382), almost three tenths ahead of Rea (Kawasaki).
“It was a very positive Friday, especially after a difficult FP1. We tried a different setup to the one we had in testing but the feeling was not right. In the aIt was a very positive day. I haven’t ridden a Ducati at this circuit for three years so it was important to get some good feeling back and work well on the setup to get the best feeling back. We also worked well with the tyres to understand what the right choice is for tomorrow. We arrive at Race 1 with a lot of confidence“.