Spanish rider who is now entering the 8th season of his career in the MotoGP class. Eight years is indeed not a short time. In almost a decade, Bautista had felt the sensation of Suzuki, Honda, Aprilia, and now Ducati.
In 2017 the 1984-born driver will share a garage with Karel Abraham under the auspices of the Ducati manufacturer. Together with the Aspar team, Bautista will be equipped with a desmosedici GP-16 engine to compete on the track.
During eight seasons trying his luck in the premier class, then how far is the best career achievement ever tasted by the Spaniard?
Ranked fifth at the end of the standings is the best record ever carved by Alvaro Bautista. At that time, Bautista was under the care of the Honda Gresini team with Michele Pirro.
With Honda Gresini in the 2012 season, Bautista packed 178 points with one pole position at Silverstone, as well as two third podium finishes when he played GP Misano and Motegi. The record then led him to the top five at the end of the standings at that time.
Some achievements have been achieved by the drivers born in the city of Reina before taking part in the MotoGP class. In 2007, just in its inaugural year in the Moto2 class, Bautista was awarded the Rookie Of The Year after completing a season with 7 podiums including two wins at Mugello and Estoril.
2007 indeed became a kind of momentum for Alvaro Bautista after becoming a star in the Moto3 class the previous season. In 2006 Bautista won the Moto3 world title (125cc) after dominating the race, winning 8 pole positions and 14 podiums.
Bautista’s career at the grand prix began in 2002. His first debut did not go smoothly because financial and sponsorship constraints forced him to race only three draws in one season.
The following year Alvaro Bautista received a qualified sponsor and was able to complete 16 races in one season despite only packing 31 points.
Since that time he began a long career journey at the grand prix. Even in 2017 this is the 16th year for him. A myriad of paving experiences with various styles of manufacturers and engines would be complete ammunition for Alvaro Bautista to bring the Aspar team to the competition arena.
Alvaro Bautista Biodata
Full name: Alvaro Bautista
Place & date of birth: Talavera de la Reina Spain November 21, 1984
Height: 169 cm
Team: Aspar Ducati