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WSB Phillip Island: Bautista does it three

Alvaro Bautista stamped his authority on the World Superbike championship with a completely dominant screen in Phillip Island; win all three races. On board the Aruba Ducati factory, the 34-year-old Spaniard secured victory in Sunday's all-new ten lap races before they destroyed the field again in the last 22 laps. On board all the new V4 Panigale, the WSB rookie was in a class of its own and at one point had an 18-second lead over the governor Jonathan Rea. At the checkered flag, the Bautista line passed over 12 seconds by slowing down dramatically to celebrate with his team as he crossed the line. His Phillip Island master class must be put down to his love for Phillip Island (he led last year's MotoGP competition before finishing fourth) the new V4 Ducati and his clear ability to make his rear Pirelli last, others clearly had to to ride to make them the last full break. Bautista said: "If you told me before we came to Australia that we would have a weekend like this I would not believe you. We have worked very hard, especially during the two test days before the competitions and we were ready to "In the Superpole competition I had a good fight with Jonathan and in the afternoon the track conditions were different, but I could do a good pace. I pushed harder than yesterday because I felt the tire was being warned, especially after the Superpole race with Johnathan, who I thought he…

Alvaro Bautista stamped his authority on the World Superbike championship with a completely dominant screen in Phillip Island; win all three races. On board the Aruba Ducati factory, the 34-year-old Spaniard secured victory in Sunday’s all-new ten lap races before they destroyed the field again in the last 22 laps.

On board all the new V4 Panigale, the WSB rookie was in a class of its own and at one point had an 18-second lead over the governor Jonathan Rea. At the checkered flag, the Bautista line passed over 12 seconds by slowing down dramatically to celebrate with his team as he crossed the line.

His Phillip Island master class must be put down to his love for Phillip Island (he led last year’s MotoGP competition before finishing fourth) the new V4 Ducati and his clear ability to make his rear Pirelli last, others clearly had to to ride to make them the last full break.

Bautista said: “If you told me before we came to Australia that we would have a weekend like this I would not believe you. We have worked very hard, especially during the two test days before the competitions and we were ready to

“In the Superpole competition I had a good fight with Jonathan and in the afternoon the track conditions were different, but I could do a good pace. I pushed harder than yesterday because I felt the tire was being warned, especially after the Superpole race with Johnathan, who I thought he would try to stay with me in the final race. I am so pleased with the results, today it is one day I will never forget! “

On the day that was a humble day for the overwhelming Rea and Kawasaki partnership, the 32-year-old British still managed to hold three other places and a new cycle record, and while some were already pounding, the end of the Rea regime predicts , it is well worth remembering that Rea has never been particularly strong at the Australian circuit and he will surely already plan his revenge in circles where tire life will not become a factor. 1

9659002] Gracious in defeat, Rea said: “We expected a really difficult race here. I have always had to fight for results here, so that I will get away with three other places, a pole position and a quick fastest round in the Superpole race. I am satisfied. Of course, there is definitely still work to be done. We couldn’t risk a little more today than yesterday. After race 1, in Parc Ferme, my deck was almost the best, but I was traveling a slower race. Lots of other guys had problems, so today with the temperature going up in the final race, I had the same frame, just trying to get to the end of the race and not abusing the tire. ”

Sunday’s competition day was also a strong one for Reas teammate Leon Haslam. 2018 The BSB champion who crashed out of competition one made changes with two other places in the two Sunday races. With the fight against his teammate, especially in competition three, Haslam showed he is an excellent addition to the WSB embankment and hosted his seat in the dominant factory Kawasaki team:

He said, “It was good to continue two podiums today. In the ten-lap sprint I was a little careful and I got stuck behind Yamahas, so I settled down. I thought I had a little on hand to catch Jonathan in the final race. I tried to make my own rhythm for the first four laps. After this I tried to save the tire and then created a group of five riders. It was a nice light rhythm and I felt good at my pace. Johnny and I had some good passes. My plan was to go away with two laps to go, then he walked me in luck and I ran a bit wide. At the same time, he went 0.4 of a second faster. I went with him and beat him up in the last round but I felt as if I had been removed a little. Fighting with Jonathan in my first race weekend of the year, with his record in this class, I’m happy. “

It was a solid, if not a spectacular day for Yamaha, which was clearly the best of the rest after Bautista and the two Ducati, but simply not in the fight for the podium.

Chaz Davies finished the final sixth race after Clearly having made one step with the new V4 Ducati, at present he can’t do anything near his new teammate’s pace. Welshman has a job to do, but shouldn’t be stripped of his undisputed class.

Next round of the World Superbike Championship takes place in Thailand on March 15-17, a track where Kawasaki has been strong, but a circuit that should fit the new Ducati due to its long distances.

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