Latino Traffic Report has learned that Spanish racer, Álvaro Bautista, won three races last weekend at the opening round of the World Superbike competition. Bautista, 34, couldn’t have gotten off to a better start, dominating the opening round of the championship held at the Phillip Island circuit in Australia.
“It has been a perfect weekend and my Superbike debut couldn’t have been better,” said Bautista, who races with Aruba.it Racing. “We made a clean sweep of everything by winning race 1, the Superpole race, and race 2. If people had said to me before that I would have won three races, I wouldn’t have believed them, but we worked hard during the tests to prepare a fantastic bike.”
After his triumph in race 1, Bautista took two more wins, the first in the ten-lap Superpole Race and the second in race 2, when he crossed the finish line with a lead of twelve seconds.
With these results, Bautista has immediately taken the lead of the championship standings, with 62 points, a lead of 13 over his rival from Northern Ireland, Jonathan Rea.
“In this morning’s Superpole race I had a lot of fun fighting with Rea, I knew that he was very strong and that he was always pushing,” said Bautista. “The pace was incredible and I had to concentrate so hard, but in the end I got the better of him. I’m so happy with the results, today is a day I will never forget! A big thanks to the Aruba team, to Ducati and to my crew for making this all possible! Now we have to continue to work hard, we’re only at the beginning and I think it’s going to be a very top-level championship.”