When the new season kicks away in Phillip Island after spending fourteen days in MotoGP bautista, who gets the switch to WSBK in 2019, can make his debut in the series after this month.

The Spanish riders reasoned the latest pre-season test in Portimao with the third-fastest time, albeit higher than a second adrift of Kawasaki’s four-time winner Jonathan Rea, while teammate Chaz Davies was 11th of those 14 riders present.

“The bike has a very good possibility, but for today it’s too immature,” said Bautista,” who’s substituted Marco Melandri along with Davies at the Ducati WSBK team this year .

“we should find out how it adapts to the Phillip Island track and we will see. I don’t know what to say regarding the possibility of winning as Phillip Island.

“I’m happy to start the championship in Phillip Island, because it’s better to start out a course that I know compared to 1 I have never seen, like Portimao where the previous test was held.

“Additionally at Phillip Island I have a fantastic listing and past year I travelled well with a factory Ducati bike in MotoGP. At the very least that’s some thing in my favour.”

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“We’reworking on a new bike,” said Davies. “You are able to make of it what you want, but we’re doing our thing.

“The most important thing is understanding the bike in winter months testing therefore we have a better idea when we input the summer season of these changes we create. Every bike reacts differently, so we will need to know how a bike works. 

“We don’t even want to go to Phillip Island believing a high five are a fantastic result. We are demonstrably here with bigger ambitions with this particular.  It’s perhaps maybe not ensured but I think we will be competitive.

“We will need to have a fantastic test and also like I said before, more information, more information. It won’t even be easy because it’s not many days of testing until we start hurrying, but also the long term aims are big.”

Bautista included he would decide to try and gain better comprehension of what gets throughout testing in Phillip Island before their opening race the combination powerful.

“That was probably in order to avoid any chance of me learning some thing about his riding style or the way a 2019 Kawasaki works. However, I really expect to have the chance in to be able to study [him] better.”

Alvaro Bautista, Aruba.it Racing-Ducati SBK Team

Alvaro Bautista

Photo by: Ducati Corse