Bitterness and anger for the irresponsible manoeuvre of Rea (Kawasaki) who hit Alvaro Bautista forcing him to crash on lap 2.
After a splendid Superpole Race closed in second place, Alvaro Bautista immediately took the lead but he was forced to abandon it on the second lap when Rea hit him in a dangerous manner.
Alvaro is still leading the championship, 30 points ahead of Razgatlioglu.
“Rea’s behaviour was unacceptable because he didn’t make a mistake but hit me intentionally. It’s a manoeuvre you don’t expect from any rider, especially from a World Champion. Fortunately, I suffered no physical consequences in the crash. As if that wasn’t enough, he suffered a penalty that still allowed him to score points. I think it’s a really bad episode for the whole of Superbike also in terms of example for the young riders. In any case, we look ahead . I can’t wait to be in Barcelona“.