The reigning World Champion and Championship leader could become the first Ducati rider in over 20 years to defend his crown but what are the permutations saying?
The sun is setting, the days are getting shorter and the end of the season near; the 2023 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship is enjoying the final round of the season at the Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto, where one rider is looking to get things sown up. Alvaro Bautista (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) can be crowned World Champion for a second consecutive season and the first rider in 24 years to be Champion with the #1 on the front of a Ducati. However, what does he need to do in order to resist Toprak Razgatlioglu (Pata Yamaha Prometeon WorldSBK)? Put your calculators away, we’ve done the hard work below.
Bautista will be Champion if he finishes 37 points ahead of Razgatlioglu after Race 1. This means he’s Champion if:
- He finishes 14th or better
- Razgatlioglu does not win the race
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