Pole place and victory in WorldSSP for Ducati at Assen • Whole Bike
Bautista dominates Saturday at Assen. Rinaldi in problem (P15). Memorable day additionally for Bulega with Pole place and victory in WorldSSP
It was a unprecedented Saturday for Alvaro Bautista on the TT Circuit of Assen. The Spanish rider took house all of the prizes obtainable by first taking Pole Place after which triumphing in Race 1, additionally setting the quickest lap.
Regardless of taking first place on the grid in Superpole, Bautista has penalized three positions for ‘sluggish using on racing line’; his response was rapid although: after participating in a duel with Lowes (Kawasaki) within the first two laps, he determinedly went on to catch first Razgatlioglu (lap six) then Rea (lap 9) to complete greater than three seconds forward underneath the chequered flag.
A really tough race, nevertheless, for Michael Rinaldi. Pressured to start out from sixteenth after a detrimental qualifying, the Italian rider made an excellent begin, recovering eight positions within the first corners. His race tempo, nevertheless, didn’t permit him to keep up his place, ending in fifteenth place.
Alvaro Bautista (aruba.it Racing – Ducati #1)
“Though I disagree with the penalization, I’ve to confess that it gave me an additional enhance. I began off very decided, the goal was to push and take the lead, however not drive it or threat making a mistake. It was an excellent victory, I’m very completely satisfied. The climate like tomorrow? We’re able to race in any situation”.
Michael Rinaldi (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati #21)
“There may be little to say. It was a really unhealthy race, maybe one of many worst in my profession when it comes to outcomes. The weekend began instantly uphill with the issues on Friday however I have to admit that I by no means discovered a great feeling. Now we have to grasp the issue and remedy it. And I’m satisfied that we’ll succeed”.
It was additionally a unprecedented Saturday for Nicolò Bulega who, like Bautista, took the pole place and victory in Race 1, which he dominated from the very first laps.
Nicolò Bulega (aruba.it Racing WSSP #11)
“Let me say it: it was an ideal Saturday. The sensation with the bike is actually superb and for this, I can solely thank the group, for the work executed not solely yesterday however since pre-season. The arrogance is excessive and we need to do effectively once more tomorrow.