1 Alvaro Bautista

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Alvaro Bautista heads into the 2024 season with two consecutive titles to his name and with the knowledge that he is the rider with most wins for Ducati. The Spaniard – once again sporting the #1 plate as he looks to make it three in a row – has 59 wins for the Italian manufacturer, moving him clear of Carl Fogarty. Remaining with the Aruba.it Racing – Ducati squad for a third season in his second spell, Bautista will be looking to add his name into Ducati history once again.

Bautista started competing in the MotoGP™ paddock in 2002 and was crowned 125cc World Champion in 2006. From there, he moved up into the 250cc class for three seasons (picking up eight wins along the way), before making the step into the premier class in 2010. With over 150 starts across four manufacturers in the MotoGP™ class alone, Bautista is one of the most experienced men to have graced the Championship, racing for Suzuki, Honda, Aprilia and Ducati.

The Spaniard switched to WorldSBK in 2019, jumping onboard the all-new Panigale V4 R with the Aruba.It Racing – Ducati squad. What followed was the best start ever to a WorldSBK career: 11 consecutive wins, many of them achieved in absolutely dominant fashion. While his season would take a downturn through the middle half, the 36-year-old still managed to end the year with 16 wins and the runner-up spot in the standings.

Bautista returned to Ducati for the 2022 season after two seasons with Team HRC and it was a move that rewarded rider, team and manufacturer. Bautista claimed the 2022 World Championship with a second place in Race 2 during the Indonesian Round. A year of consistency was the order for Bautista and 29 podiums in the first 33 races allowed him to wrap up the title with a round to spare.

Ducati Panigale V4R

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Stats

All time
Category Poles Races Podiums Wins P2 P3 Best Race Lap
WorldSBK   10   181   98   61   21   16   53
Years
Year Cat. Poles Races Podiums Wins P2 P3 Best Race Lap Pos.
2024 Superbike   0   12   9   2   2   5   1 3
2023 Superbike   4   36   31   27   3   1   23 1
2022 Superbike   2   36   31   16   12   3   13 1
2021 Superbike   0   37   2   0   0   2   0 10
2020 Superbike   0   24   1   0   0   1   1 9
2019 Superbike   4   36   24   16   4   4   15 2