WINTER TEST | JEREZJanuary 25, 2024
ONE: INTO THE MIND OF A RACERFebruary 15, 2024
The Autodromo Internacional do Algarve in Portimao (Portugal) hosted the final two days of private winter testing of the 2024 WorldSBK season.
Alvaro Bautista instead continued his intense set-up work (176 laps completed in two days) to adapt the bike to the new rules introduced this season.
The Spaniard finished in 16th position with a time of 1’40.645, but he was never looking for a lap time and did not use the qualifying tyre.
The Aruba.it Racing – Ducati team now returns to Italy to prepare for the first round of the 2024 WorldSBK season that will get underway at the Phillip Island circuit (Australia) where two days of official testing will be held on 19 and 20 February to precede the race weekend (23-25 February).
Alvaro Bautista #1
“I can’t say I’m particularly satisfied with this test. During the first day, the sensations were not negative as I felt I had taken a step forward compared to the two days at Jerez. Today, however, I couldn’t find a good feeling and even at a physical level things didn’t improve. I’ll try to work as best I can at home these 15 days to arrive in Australia in the best possible condition“