"ONE" – The tale behind Alvaro Bautista’s remarkable 2023

Thursday, 15 February 2024 11:00 GMT

Directed by Paolo Novelli and produced by Spectra Films in collaboration with Dorna WSBK Organization, this hour-long documentary shows an unseen side of the two-time WorldSBK Champion

No number carries as much weight in racing as the number one. It can be both a source of pride and a source of pressure, feelings which are amplified for first-time carriers. What goes through the mind of a rider who is, unequivocally, the one to beat?

“ONE: Into the mind of a racer” follows Alvaro Bautista ( Racing – Ducati) through his first season as the reigning MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship and opting to switch his usual #19 for that coveted number. Produced by Spectra Films in collaboration with Dorna WSBK Organization, filmmaker Paolo Novelli shows an unseen side of the Spanish rider’s 2023 season, recorded at multiple WorldSBK rounds as well as at several other locations, including his own home in Talavera de la Reina.

Featuring mostly never-seen-before footage and an exclusive interview with Bautista himself, “ONE” takes us through the highs and lows of a memorable campaign: the record-breaking start, the mistakes, the late doubts… We get an in-depth dive into several key moments of the 2023 season, from emotionally difficult races in Most and Aragon to a title-defining win in Portimao and Championship celebrations in front of his home crowd of Jerez.

Bautista also shows a personal side beyond WorldSBK weekends, with exclusive footage of the Ducati rider’s family life back home in Spain, as well as his strict training regime between rounds. The documentary presents us his life as a rider, but also as a father, husband, and son.

Novelli had previously directed, amongst other projects, “Andrea Dovizioso: Undaunted”, a much-lauded documentary following the Italian rider’s pursuit of the 2019 MotoGP™ title.

Watch “ONE: Into the mind of a racer” NOW on WorldSBK VideoPass and get ready for the 2024 WorldSBK season!