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Alvaro Bautista Drops Hints on His Future in WorldSBK

May 4, 2023
WorldSBK
by Ray Milton

Reigning champion and current championship point leader Alvaro Bautista has been dropping hints in press conferences all week regarding his future in WorldSBK. With the demanding time commitments of the WorldSBK season Bautista has hinted that his two options are to race for Ducati or be at home with his daughters. Naturally as racing fans it puts us in an odd predicament. We understand the demand that racers must adhere to continue a career at this level of racing. We also want to see Bautista extend his legacy. Regardless of his decision all we can do is support it moving forward. We anticipate multiple riders will be facing this dilemma.

Bautista previously stated, “Before the season started, I said after the third round, I’ll take a decision. I’ll have one and a half weeks at home with my daughters and I’ll ask them what their opinion is. My daughters start to get older and they realize that daddy is out, travelling, not at home, so it’s not easy. I’m really happy with my performance and my professional life, but now the personal life is becoming more special and more important. I’ll try to take a decision for me, my family and the team as soon as possible.”

Bautista has planned a press conferences for tomorrow to discuss his future. We will keep you posted on any developments with this story. For more information on developments with Bautista’s future check out WorldSBK.