World Cup : World Bautista won his 10th straight win at WSBK Italia

Bautista won his 10th straight win at WSBK Italia

Jakarta - Defending World Superbike (WSBK) champion Alvaro Bautista (Aruba.It Racing - Ducati) beat Toprak Razgatlioglu and Axel Bassani in Race 2 of WSBK Italy at the Misano Circuit, for his 10th successive win.

He became the first rider in WSBK history with 14 wins from the first 15 races of the championship. He extended the lead in the drivers' standings with a total of 298 points.

"It was a very special weekend for Ducati and also for me because Ducati and I have worked together for many years and I feel very good," said Bautista, quoted from the official WSBK statement, Monday.

"The most important thing is the feeling I have with the bike. I can ride as best as I can, and I can reach the limit of the bike on all tracks and in all situations so I'm really happy for that… We have to keep working like this.”

Pata Yamaha Protemeon racer Toprak Razgatlioglu finished second in Race 2 when he crossed the finish line 8.446 seconds behind the race winner. He remains in second place in the standings with 212 points, or 86 points less than Bautista.

Local hero Axel Bassani (Motocorsa Racing) Race 2 and took his fifth podium, his first since San Juan 2022. He is fifth in the standings with 126 points and is the current top independent team driver.

“This is a very special place for my first podium of the year. I am very happy for the team because we worked very hard and never gave up," said Bassani.

“I am very happy and want to continue in this way, but now we have to enjoy this moment and then focus on the next race! I'm really happy, I don't have many words to say! Having a podium at home already feels like victory!” he added.

Meanwhile, Kawasaki Racing racer Jonathan Rea finished in fourth place, and this was his best result since Race 1 of the Spanish WSBK. With a collection of 129 points, he stands in fourth place in the standings.

“Competing with Jonathan is always special; for me he is the best rider in WSBK because he is a legend! Having a few rounds with him is cool, but it's no less cool to beat him! He pushed every lap to the end, but I'm happy to beat him," said Bassani. Also

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