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Bautista, extraordinary press conference

This weekend Superbike will be back on track for the fourth round of the season, which is very popular Alvaro Bautista. In fact, the Ducati rider will not only be racing in front of his home crowd in Barcelona, ​​but will do so after the news is out. In fact, the reigning world champion called for one Exceptional press conference to be held Thursday, May 4th at 15:00where the number 1 player of Borgo Panigale will announce an important decision.

the premise

With a very high probability Bautista will indicate what his choice will be regarding his future in Superbike, between The hypothesis of retirement at the end of the season or that of contract renewal. It’s no surprise that a rider has expired with Ducati, but it’s true that his 38-year-old age might prompt him to hang up his helmet. The intention to organize a press conference at the end of the Tour of Assen, which the Spaniard dominated, had already been mentioned: “I’ll take these two weeks to make up my mind, and then I’ll tell you – He said – Even though I’m about to turn 39, this is the best Bautista of all time.

golden age

Indeed, far from truly dominating the Netherlands, Bautista has made a great start to this championship, winning all the races held so far except for the Superpole race at Mandalika, where he finished prematurely due to a fall. Since he landed in Superbike with Ducati in 2019, leaving MotoGP, the Spaniard has He won a total of 40 racesclimbed the podium 63 times and took 7 pole positions, with a conquest world title last year.

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Market rumors

The great advantage over Razgatlioglu in the riders’ standings makes him the main favorite for a second world championship, and Bautista’s golden age has generated rumors regarding his possible renewal with Ducati, or at any rate his permanence in the category: “A lot of people are telling me to keep going, and we’ll see – added in Assen – Before the start of the season I said I would make a decision after the third race. My daughter is growing up and wants her father to always be there for her. I am very happy with my career, however The personal side has become more important. I have a few days to think and decide for myself and for my family and my team as well.”. Should Bautista take the road to retirement, a place in Ducati will automatically become available for this season 2024. In this case, the Borgo Panigale factory can (and the condition is necessary) also focus on an in-house solution, promoting the Supersport category Nicholas Polegawho is also the author of an excellent start to the season and the ranking leader in its class.

FP | Alexander Prada

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