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Alvaro Bautista completes a second two day test on a Ducati MotoGP bike

Alvaro Bautista clearly did not get the message that the WorldSBK summer break has begun as he was back out on track on a Ducati Desmosedici GP machine.

After a test on the Ducati Desmosedici GP back in June Alvaro Bautista took to the Misano World Circuit 'Marco Simoncelli' track once again on a MotoGP bike this week. The previous test for Bautista was a reward for his WorldSBK title success in 2022.

However, after impressing the big bosses at Ducati Bautista was back out on a MotoGP bike once again. This has further added to the rumours that the WorldSBK Championship leader will return to MotoGP later this year as a wildcard rider. The Spaniard has not raced in MotoGP since the 2018 season, which was his final full season in MotoGP before he left for WorldSBK.


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“I’m really happy to have had another test with the MotoGP bike," said Alvaro Bautista after his second two day test on a Ducati Desmosedici GP machine. "After the first test I did, the feeling was really good, and I felt comfortable on the bike. I wanted to repeat another test.

"After this two-day test, I’m very happy because we continued with the same progression from the first test. I’m getting a better feeling with the bike and a better reference.

"We improved our feeling on the bike. We started to work more on the setup for myself and I can say that it has been two really positive days of testing, getting better feedback day by day.”

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