He spanish pilot alvaro bautista took victory in the first race of the weekend at the Mandalika street circuit (Indonesia), in the Superbike world championship, a victory that is the fourth consecutive for the Ducati rider in 2023.
Baptist starred an exciting hand in hand in the early stages of the test with Toprak Razgatlioglu (Yamaha Prometeon), in the fetish circuit of the Turk.
The Toledo pilot he trailed until the fifth lap, when at turn 15 he surprised his rival and took the lead. Razgatlioglu tried to fight back, but Italian Axel Bassani (Motocorsa Racing) passed him a lap later, before the 2021 champion responded on the next.
This fourth victory for Bautista in the 2023 season allows him to chain a streak of six in a row, since Phillip Island in 2022, while claiming his and Ducati’s first victory at Mandalika.
It is also, the first driver to have two consecutive four-win streaks at the start of a campaign.
At the beginning of the test, the Italian Michael Rinaldi was eliminated after touching Bassani.