Alvaro Bautista took advantage of his first match point to mathematically seal his second Superbike world title. Talaverano was crowned in a big way at the Jerez-Ángel Nieto Circuit. He won the race. Your Saturday was flawless. At the start, he took the Superpole and then dominated from start to finish.
The competitor of Castilian-La Mancha, who started in an advantageous position on his own merits, signed a clean start. The goal is clear: break away from making a devilish move and then focus on managing the wheels.
This is impossible in Toprak
In this regard, Razgatlioglu, a great rival of the Aruba. It Racing Ducati rider, started with a disadvantage. He started seventh. But Turkish is not what they left behind. In a blink of an eye, he placed the second, with Jonathan Rea when he woke up.
The lack of 17 spins, Remy Gardner kissed the asphalt at turn 8. The Australian lost control of his machine and had no way to avoid a violent fall. Axel Bassani, He was lucky in the accident. He dodged a bullet (though in the last third of the event he had an accident that left him KO). Meanwhile, the former champion of Moto2 (in 2021) had to be taken to the medical center.
An ending without a doubt
In the middle of the race, it became clear that Bautista was going to win easily. It opened a gap little by little. And when there were seven laps left for the final, the ‘1’ was ahead by almost three seconds on the bellicose Toprak.
Finally, Álvaro rode his Ducati Panigale V4 with great confidence. Without making mistakes. Razgatlioglu and Andrea Locatelli completed the podium in this first long test of the Jerez round.
Third SBK title for Spain
Bautista bagged his second Superbike world title thanks to his 25th win of the 2023 season (the 57th of his career in this category). His dominance was overwhelming. No one has beaten him and he is a fair champion. This is the third crown achieved by a Spaniard in the series-derived motorcycle competition. Carlos Checa pioneered his SBK title in 2021. Then Talavera came like a whirlwind. His two consecutive wins elevated him as the most successful national driver in this championship.
“A perfect day”
“I am very happy. Winning the title is incredible and it’s even more incredible to repeat it in a row. And on top of that, I won it in Spain in front of my fans. It was a perfect day for me. I thank everyone: my family, Ducati, and the fans. “I could not win in a better way,” said Bautista after wearing gold.
ago Rea (six SBK titles) and Toprak (one SBK crown) congratulated the two-time champion. Precisely, The Ottomans claim that Álvaro is a “worthy champion”. The Yamaha star tried everything, but he encountered an opponent who was “very strong in Jerez. I knew it before and now we see again that it will be difficult to beat Álvaro here.”