No one could keep up with the Ducati champion
At Phillip Island, Australia, Bautista got everyone in line. After winning race-1 in the wet and the Superpole Race, the reigning World Champion achieved a hat-trick, also taking home race-2. A 3-0 that says a lot about the superiority of the phenomenon in Ducati.
In race-2, Bautista dominated from the start, confirming that he is one step ahead of all his direct rivals. Not encouraging answers from Rea and Razgatlioglu, on paper the two most direct opponents for the SBK title. In race-2, the Italians Rinaldi and Locatelli completed the podium. The latter is the only non-Ducati rider in the top five of race-2 (also the ninth final position of Petrucci, in his first Superbike GP, should be recorded).
These are the standings for race-2 at Phillip Island:
1 A. BAUTISTA ESP Aruba.it Racing – Ducati Ducati Panigale V4R
2 M. RINALDI ITA Aruba.it Racing – Ducati Ducati Panigale V4R
3 A. LOCATELLI ITA Pata Yamaha Prometeon WorldSBK Yamaha YZF R1
4 A. BASSANI ITA Motocorsa Racing Ducati Panigale V4R IND
5 P. OETTL GER Team GoEleven Ducati Panigale V4R IND
6 I. LECUONA ESP Team HRC Honda CBR1000 RR-R
7 D. AEGERTER SUI GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team Yamaha YZF R1 ENG
8 J. REA GBR Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki ZX-10RR
9 D. PETRUCCI ITA Barni Spark Racing Team Ducati Panigale V4R IND
10 R. GARDNER FROM GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team Yamaha YZF R1 IND
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