The WorldSBK paddock is preparing to join the second “double-header” of the season after Australia and Indonesia. The Tissot Aragon Round, infact, will kick off on Friday morning at 10.30 (FP1), followed by the Pirelli Portuguese Round the week after; then the 2023 WorldSBK season will finally conclude in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, from October 22nd to 29th.
Alvaro Bautista enters Motorland Aragon with a 57-point lead over Razgatlioglu (Yamaha). In the Manufacturer’s standings, Ducati holds an 82-point advantage over Yamaha, while in the team standings, Aruba.it Racing – Ducati needs to recover 32 points against the Pata Yamaha Prometeon team.
After the unfortunate Sunday in Magny-Cours, following the excellent podium finish (P2) in Race-1, Michael Rinaldi wants to get back in the fight for victory on the track where he secured in 2020 his first career win in the World Superbike Championship aboard the Go Eleven team’s Ducati Panigale V4R.
Alvaro Bautista (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati #1)
“It’s always special to race at Aragon, in front of my family, friends, and Spanish fans. It’s a Home GP for me, and that’s why I’m eager to get on the track. Motorland is a very beautiful but also very demanding circuit. We’ve always had a good feeling with the bike on this track, so the goal is to work well from Friday morning and have fun.”
Michael Rinaldi (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati #21)
“We go to Aragon with confidence. It’s a track I really like, and the tests we did three weeks ago helped us to have a good starting base. We are aware of our potential, so I can’t wait to get on the track and give it my all, as always.”
- From Ducati Media House