It's been an amazing season for Álvaro Bautista in the 2023 World Superbike Championship, the Spanish rider claimed his second world championship! Check out all the best shots below...

What an amazing season it has been for Ducati across multiple international championships. Álvaro Bautista came out victorious for 2023 on his Aruba.it Ducati V4 R in the World Superbike Championship. Check out all the best shots!

Reigning Champion Alvaro Bautista was one of two riders to use the SCX tyre as everyone else opted for the new SCQ at Misano.


2023 WorldSBK Championship Standings (Full Standings Here)

1. Alvaro Bautista (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) 628
2. Toprak Razgatlioglu (Pata Yamaha Prometeon WorldSBK) 552
3. Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) 370
4. Andrea Locatelli (Pata Yamaha Prometeon WorldSBK) 327
5. Michael Ruben Rinaldi (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) 251


Reigning Champion Alvaro Bautista battled his way back from fourth on the grid to claim Race 1 victory in the Netherlands ahead of Rea and Razgatlioglu.

As the lights went out, Toprak Razgatlioglu (Pata Yamaha Prometeon WorldSBK) got the holeshot to lead into Turn 1 before Rinaldi battled his way through on his teammate at Turn 4 to move into second.

 

Bautista got the holeshot in the shortened 15-lap race, but his race unravelled as soon as it started. He came off his Panigale V4 R at Turn 3 and into the gravel, ending his run of feature length wins in 2023.

The race was reduced to 20 laps after a technical problem when riders took their positions on the grid following the warm-up lap, with the start delayed by a few minutes and a lap lost from the original race distance.

The two-time Champion continued his stunning form with victory in the 8-lap race, while Aegerter became the first Swiss rider to stand on the podium.


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