Alvaro Bautista signed a contract with HondaSeptember 24, 2019
HRC announced the signing of a one-year contract with Alvaro Bautista for the WSBK 2020 season. The Spanish driver will leave Ducati to join the factory team and compete in the all-new Honda CBR1000RR, which will be presented shortly.
For some time, there were rumors about the Alvaro transition, which did not work out with Ducati. At the same time, HRC offered the Spaniard a double salary – an offer that cannot be refused.
“We are pleased to welcome Alvaro Bautista in our project at the WSBK,” said HRC President Yoshishige Nomura. – His appearance in the Honda racing family emphasizes our strong commitment to participate at full strength in all categories, fight for the highest places and develop the best technologies to meet the needs of fans and customers, give joy and produce great products.
Alvaro is a very fast racer who has already shown his strength and competitiveness in the Grand Prix and the first season in superbike. We are confident that he will make a great contribution to the development and growth of our project in the World Superbike Championship. ”
For the first time in many years, the Honda team will put the factory team at WSBK. HRC formed a new structure with headquarters in Barcelona, which also houses the Honda Repsol headquarters. This indicates the strong intentions of the Japanese, who finally decided to change their position in the superbike. Apparently, tired of grazing the back. In addition, a new Honda CBR1000R motorcycle has been developed, which they promise to present at the Tokyo show 2019. A significant increase in power and technology is expected.
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