WorldSBK Testing Concludes with Bautista the Man to Beat in Australia
WorldSBK season begins at Phillip Island Feb. 22-24
Álvaro Bautista (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) stormed to the top of the timesheets again on Tuesday at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit with a best lap of 1’30.303, a whole 0.440 seconds faster than his best from the previous day and nearly half a second quicker than four-time world champion Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK), fourth fastest at the Aussie racetrack.
If 11 hours and more than 8,000 miles of on-track testing over two days showed anything, it’s that the NTT IndyCar Series fits in marvelously at Circuit of the Americas and the competition will be deep and intense in the 2019 season.
MotoAmerica announced another piece of the most comprehensive television and digital programming package in the five-year history of the series – 22 hours of racing highlights and features on NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) the week following each of the ten 2019 MotoAmerica rounds.