Race-1 of the Pirelli Indonesian Round ended with second place for Bautista, who defended his championship lead (+77) well over Razgatlioglu (Yamaha), who appeared uncatchable on Saturday in Indonesia.
After a difficult Superpole, the Spanish rider got off to a good start and he stuck to the podium group.
After catching Locatelli on lap 3, Alvaro chased down Rea, overtaking him halfway through the race.
Razgatlioglu, however, was too far and Alvaro managed his race impeccably to finish in second place.
“Iknew it was going to be a difficult race because of the weather and the track conditions, although I have to admit that the track has improved since yesterday. The first goal was not to make mistakes; thus, a second place was the best we could have achieved today, also considering that I can’t get the best feeling with the front tyre. In all the previous rounds I have always used a tyre that Pirelli didn’t make available here, so I had to be very careful. It’s still an extremely positive result.”