Ciabatti: "Bautista is an option for WorldSBK"

Friday, 10 August 2018 12:45 GMT

The Racing – Ducati team are considering the Spaniard for 2019

With the 2019 rider line-up still very much in the air for many teams, Ducati Corse's Sporting Director Paolo Ciabatti has confirmed today that current MotoGP™ rider Álvaro Bautista is an option for the Racing – Ducati team for 2019.

Speaking on-air to pit-lane reporter Simon Crafar at the Austrian GP, Ciabatti commented that: “Alvaro is one of those options we would consider for next year’s team with the Panigale V4”.

The Italian added that a decision will not be made for “another week or ten days”.

For now, no official confirmation has been made on which two riders will ride for the Italian team next year, with Chaz Davies and Marco Melandri ( Racing – Ducati) the current pairing and since 2017.

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