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Alvaro Bautista: Team HRC ready to fight for WorldSBK podiums

Thursday, 12 August 2021

The Spaniard has faith in the Japanese manufacturer.

The official Australian Grand Prix podcast In the Fast Lane has released its latest episode, featuring World Superbike rider Alvaro Bautista.

Bautista joined In the Fast Lane co-hosts Matt Clayton and Chris Vermeulen to shed light on his MotoGP™ career, including the difference between manufacturers, and discuss Team HRC’s plan of attack for next year’s Superbike World Championship.

In 2006 the Spaniard became a dominant force on the grid after he was crowned the 125cc World Champion following a difficult campaign the previous year.

“It was important for me to show the people my potential because the previous year many people say you’re finished ... for me, it was one of the best moments of my life,” said Bautista.

Following that, Bautista rode in the 250cc World Championship before he moved to the premier class for nine seasons.

“The first time I thought, wow this bike (MotoGP™) is impossible to ride, but then I enjoy it a lot … it was fantastic – incredible.”

In 2019 Bautista switched to the Superbike World Championship, where he currently rides with Team HRC. When asked about the team’s future Bautista revealed, while there is room for improvement, HRC is poised to challenge for a spot on next season’s podium.

“Let’s see if we can make a good step forward and fight for the position … let’s see what happens,” said Bautista.

The podcast is available on Spotify, Google Podcasts and Apple Podcasts platforms.

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