Alvaro Bautista MotoGP Testing Dates Confirmed
Alvaro Bautista will participate in a testing event at Misano World Circuit “Marco Simoncelli” aboard a MotoGP bike. The FIM Superbike World Championship heads to the United Kingdom for the next round in three weeks time. This break between rounds offered Bautista the opportunity to get some testing in on a MotoGP bike. The test will take place on June 20th and 21st at Misano where Bautista claimed a hat-trick of wins in WorldSBK this year.
In an interview with WorldSBK.com, Bautista stated, “After I won the World Championship in WorldSBK, I asked Ducati to have a test with the MotoGP bike because, from the outside, it seems like a really fun bike. We will do the test very soon. I don’t do the test with an intention to do a wildcard. I’d like to do the test and let’s see what happens. I don’t think there’s a lot of chance to repeat what Troy Bayliss did in 2006. It was another time and it was different. At the moment, in my mind, it’s only the World Superbike Championship. I just take the test like a prize and don’t think about Troy Bayliss.”
Bautista is the second Ducati rider to undergo testing on a MotoGP bike after Danilo Petrucci stepped in for an injured rider earlier this season. We don’t know if this testing event will have implications on Bautista’s future in WorldSBK but we do know that he has signed na extension for the 2024 season so he won’t be jumping shit just yet. You can read more about that here: Bautista Signs Extension.