His is the hot name of the Superbike market. We're obviously talking about Alvaro Bautista who, as we wrote two months ago, is in Honda's sights for 2020. The HRC team, which will feature the new Fireblade next year, has decided to focus strongly on the Spanish rider, with the aim of stealing it away from the Borgo Panigale team.
Commenting on the interest of the Golden Winged team is Bautista himself, speaking with the Spanish radio station "Radio Onda Cero. "To tell you the truth, I didn't expect this opportunity with Honda ," he commented. "They want to return to the Superbike World Championship, just like Ducati did, through an ambitious and competitive project linked to a new bike, which will allow it to fight for the title."
N.19 then goes into detail. "They talked to me about it, explained the SBK project for 2020 and what they intend to do ," he revealed. "Personally, right now, I want to keep all the doors open." It's precisely for this reason that Aruba's standard-bearer sent back to sender the offer Ducati made him at Misano. "They proposed me a renewal on a two-year basis," he admitted. At the moment, we're talking about the details regarding the contract, but we have not yet signed anything.
And to think that Alvaro said he would like to go on vacation with an already signed contract. Instead, a big question mark hovers over his future. A fiery summer is expected for the SBK where Alvaro's possible passage to the HRC could move many other pawns.