UNVEILED!January 22, 2024
WINTER TEST | PORTIMAOJanuary 30, 2024
The first two days of testing for the 2024 WorldSBK season concluded at Jerez de la Frontera (Spain).
Extremely intense work by Alvaro: for the first time, he was able to test the bike in the 2024 configuration, with the extra kilos of ballast required by the new regulations.
The Spanish rider (still not at the top of his condition after the scary crash he was involved in during the previous winter test at Jerez) carried out extensive set-up work with his team, completing 149 laps in two days.
The time of 1’39.583 (P17) is not indicative, as Bautista was one of the very few riders not taking to the track on a qualifying tire.
Alvaro Bautista #1
“I am satisfied because on Day 1, due to some pain, I didn’t get the best feeling; today things went better and this is undoubtedly a good sign. I can say that my condition has even improved. We worked a lot on the set-up, especially in light of the new regulations, and we got some important indications. We haven’t tried a time attack but that wasn’t the priority of this testing. I am looking forward to being at Portimao to continue on this path and to get further feedback on my condition“