The reigning Champion has been dropping hints about his future and a press conference has been called on Thursday at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
As the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship descends on the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya for the Prosecco DOC Catalunya Round, all eyes are on Alvaro Bautista (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) ahead of the round. The reigning Champion has been dropping hints about his future in recent weeks and a press conference has been called on Thursday ahead of the round by the Aruba.it Racing – Ducati squad for Bautista.
Speaking on Thursday at the Pirelli Dutch Round, Bautista first hinted about his future when he said “I don’t have a clear idea about my future.” He was then asked about this in further detail on Friday when he explained his two options beyond the end of this season are staying with his family or the possibility of remaining with Ducati. During his media debrief during the Dutch Round, Bautista reinforced the idea about time with his family becoming more important.
Talks about Bautista’s future come at a time where the vast majority of the grid do not have their futures beyond 2023 in place, with only Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) having a contract for 2024. Now, ahead of track action starting on Friday, Bautista will hold a press conference at 15:00 Local Time (GMT+2) on Thursday.
Keep up to date with Bautista’s press conference on Thursday on worldsbk.com and WorldSBK’s social media channels!