Alvaro Bautista conquers his fourth consecutive victory in the 2023 WorldSBK season.
This is the high light of Race-1 for the Aruba.it Racing – Ducati team at the Mandalika circuit (Lombok Island, Indonesia)
Starting from third position, Alvaro clings on to Ragzatlioglu (Yamaha), lapping with an extremely incisive pace.
On lap six the Spaniard takes the lead of the race and then he passes under the chequered flag five seconds ahead of Toprak.
“It was not as easy as it may have seemed. With such high temperatures, it was very important to manage the tires in the best possible way, lap after lap. In the first part of the race I was behind Toprak trying not to stress the front tire too much. Then I realized I had the potential to overtake him and also to break away from the chasing group, which was large. I am happy because last year we struggled a lot at this circuit. This means we have made an important stepIen with“.