As we anticipated Alvaro Bautista will not race for Honda next season. Here is the official statement:
After two years of intense work and constructive collaboration, in spite of the many difficulties caused by the global Covid-19 pandemic, Honda Racing Corporation will bid farewell to Alvaro Bautista at the end of the current Superbike World Championship season, thanking him for his commitment to its project.
“At the end of 2021, our collaboration with Alvaro Bautista will draw to a close - said Shinya Wakabayashi – HRC President - The last two years have been intense, characterised by the unexpected and imposing challenges posed by the global pandemic and by the significant work involved in a fledgling project like ours. Two seasons in which the spirit has always been constructive and collaborative. We would therefore like to thank Alvaro and wish him the very best for the future.”