A crazy Sunday in Indonesia.
Everything happens at the Mandalika circuit, with two red flags interrupting both the Superpole Race and Race-2. In the end, Alvaro Bautista takes his fifth win out of six races in the 2023 WorldSBK season.
The day begins with a difficult Superpole Race: Bautista crashes when in third position (P10 on the grid in Race-2).
Race-2, after another red flag, in the second start, Alvaro (who before the red flag had recovered 6 positions) takes the second place after 5 laps.
The positions remain unchanged until 4 laps to go when the Spaniard overtakes his team-mate, evidently in crisis with his front tire.
“It was an incredible day. Everything happened, first in the Superpole Race then in Race 2. I crashed in the morning because after Jonathan overtook me I went on the dirty part of the track. The start from tenth position in Race-2 was not easy also because this is a circuit that doesn’t offer many points to attack. Then, after the red flag, I thought I could not catch Rinaldi who had a very fast pace. In the end, though I got closer and I was able to take the first position. We have a lot of confidence and we want to continue to prove that we are competitive“.