Alvaro Bautista noted his credibility at the World Superbike Championship with a dominant display on the island of Philip; winning all three races. On board the Aruba Ducati factory, the 34-year-old Spaniard secured victory in all new sprint races on the tenth lap on Sunday before he again destroyed the field in the final race in 22 rounds. his own and in one place had 18 seconds of victory over the dominant champion Jonathan Rea. On maps of the Bautista flag he crossed the line for 12 seconds clearly, slowing dramatically to celebrate with his team as he crossed the line
His Philipp Island master class should be humiliated to his love of Philip (he headed last year the MotoGP Race to Finish the fourth) the new V4 Ducati and its clear ability to make its rear Pirelli last, where others should obviously have to ride to make their last full race distance.
Bautista said: "If you told me before I arrived in Australia that we were going to have a weekend like this, I would not believe you. We worked very hard, especially during two days of testing before racing, and we were ready to fight.
"In the Super Pole race, we had a good fight with Jonathan, and in the second half of the day the conditions of the track were different, but I was able to make a good pace. I pushed harder than yesterday because I felt the tire would last especially after the SuperPole race with Johnathan as I thought he would try and stay with me in the final race. I'm so happy with the results, today it's a day I'll never forget! "
On the day that was humiliated for all who won the partnership with Rea and Kawasaki, the 32-year-old Briton still managed to hit the second place and a new circle record. And while some experts are already predicting the end of the Rea Reign, it's worth remembering that Rea has never been particularly strong in the Australian contour, and he will no doubt already be able to build his revenge on chains where the life of the tire will not be a factor. 1
Sunday's race Day was also strong for command partner Rea León Haslam. 2018 The BSB champion, who crashed out of the race, is justified by two other places in two Sunday races, taking the fight with his teammate, especially in three races, Haslam has shown that he is a wonderful addition to the WSB squad and worthy of his place in Kawasaki's dominant factory team:
He said: now two podiums. In the ten-year sprint race, I was a bit cautious and I got to Yamahas, so I settled. I thought I had a bit in my hand to catch it Jonathan in the final race, I tried to make my own rhythm for the first four circles, after which I tried to save the tire and then created a group of riders, it was a pretty easy rhythm and I felt good with my pace. Johnny and I had some good passages, nice battles, my plan was to go with two rounds, and then he crossed me in a turn and I ran a little wider, but at the same time he went 0.4 seconds faster. I went with him and caught him on the last lap, but I felt that I was captured a bit. To fight Jonathan in my first graduation race of the year, with his recording in this class, I'm happy.
This was a solid, if not a spectacular day for Yamaha, which was clearly better than others after Bautista and two Ducati, but simply could not be in the fight for a podium.
Chaz Davies finished the final race on the sixth, and then stepped in with the new V4 Ducati. Currently, the Welshman can not run anything close to the pace of his new teammate, but it should not be omitted due to its undoubted class.
The next round of the World Super Bike Championship will take place in Thailand. March 15th – 17th. The route where Kawasaki was strong but the scheme that should fit the new Ducati due to its long straight lines.