After 16 years in the MotoGP™ paddock, Spanish rider Alvaro Bautista is set to make his SBK® debut in 2019 with the Aruba.it – Ducati Racing team.
Bautista has been competing in the MotoGP™ paddock since 2002 and was crowned 125cc GP World Champion in 2006. From there, he moved up into the 250cc GP Championship for three seasons, before making the step into the premier class in 2010. With over 150 starts in the MotoGP™ class alone, he brings waves of experience into the WorldSBK paddock.
With the Bologna based team ready for a big season with the all new V4 engine, Bautista is excited to get the challenge and aims to impress in his debut season in the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship.