Free practices for the Indonesian Round, the second leg of the 2023 WorldSBK season, ended in well for Alvaro Bautista who finished P2 in the combined standings.
After finishing third in the morning session, Alvaro found more confidence in the afternoon.
The Spanish rider also made a small mistake which forced him to return to the pits, but in the final stages of FP2 he pushed hard, finishing 29 thousandths behind his team-mate.
“It wasn’t an easy Friday, also because the track wasn’t in ideal condition in FP1. In the afternoon we worked on the set-up mainly to try and solve the problems we experienced last November. I must say that the work done with the team paid off and I am satisfied with that. I regret having made a mistake that caused the crash. We still have to figure out which tyre to use tomorrow in Race 1. We will decide after tomorrow’s FP“.