Alvaro Bautista
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Alvaro Bautista

1984-11-21 (age 36)
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Bautista ends MotoGP return at KTM rumours with Honda WSBK deal

Honda has announced Alvaro Bautista will join its factory World Superbike squad in 2020, ending speculation of a shock return to MotoGP with KTM for the current Ducati WSBK rider

Podcast: Shock MotoGP return for World Superbike sensation Bautista?

As the search for Johann Zarco's KTM replacement for the 2020 MotoGP season continues, the Tank Slappers podcast digs into the rumour that Alvaro Bautista could fill the KTM void

WSBK leader Bautista: Ducati MotoGP 2020 return looks "more closed"

World Superbike rider Alvaro Bautista says the door back to MotoGP in 2020 "is more closed" now, as Ducati looks set to retain its current premier class line-up

MotoGP exile Bautista showing his unfulfilled potential in Superbikes

Alvaro Bautista demonstrated the potential he didn't manage to fulfil during his MotoGP career on his debut World Superbike weekend, reckons Ducati general manager Gigi Dall'Igna

Ducati MotoGP team calls up Alvaro Bautista for Jerez test

Alvaro Bautista will rejoin Ducati's factory MotoGP line-up for this week's two-day Jerez test

Bautista: Ducati chance ironic after missing out on '19 MotoGP ride

Alvaro Bautista says it is "ironic" that his first chance with Ducati's factory MotoGP team has come after he has already missed out on a ride for 2019

Mike Jones replaces Ducati-bound Bautista for MotoGP Phillip Island

Australian rider Mike Jones will make his third MotoGP start in this weekend's Phillip Island race, with the Angel Nieto Ducati squad replacing Alvaro Bautista

Ducati MotoGP team picks Alvaro Bautista as Jorge Lorenzo stand-in

Alvaro Bautista has been officially confirmed as the injured Jorge Lorenzo's stand-in at the factory Ducati team for MotoGP's upcoming Australian Grand Prix

Bautista set to replace Ducati's Jorge Lorenzo for next MotoGP race

Angel Nieto Ducati's Alvaro Bautista has emerged as the main candidate to replace Jorge Lorenzo at Phillip Island next weekend as the three-time MotoGP champion may well miss another race

Alvaro Bautista to leave MotoGP for Ducati World Superbike team

Alvaro Bautista will leave MotoGP after nine seasons, switching to World Superbikes with the factory Ducati team for 2019

Bautista: I can't do any more to prove I deserve to stay in MotoGP

Alvaro Bautista does not know what more he has to do to prove he deserves to stay in MotoGP amid growing signs he is set to exit the championship

Bautista versus Quartararo for second 2019 SIC MotoGP seat

Alvaro Bautista and Fabio Quartararo are the two contenders to take the SIC Yamaha MotoGP ride that had been earmarked for Dani Pedrosa, says Jorge 'Aspar' Martinez

Bautista fears for his MotoGP future amid Pedrosa 2019 team moves

MotoGP veteran Alvaro Bautista admits his future in grand prix motorcycling's top tier is likely to hinge on whether Dani Pedrosa joins the mooted new satellite Yamaha outfit

Aspar Ducati MotoGP team keeps Alvaro Bautista for 2018

Alvaro Bautista will remain with the Aspar Ducati squad for the 2018 MotoGP season

Bautista and Petrucci both in talks with Aprilia over 2018 seat

Alvaro Bautista and Danilo Petrucci say they have both held discussions with Aprilia about joining the Italian MotoGP manufacturer in 2018

Miller's Bautista shove fuelled by other MotoGP Spanish GP lunges

Jack Miller says pushing Alvaro Bautista after their Spanish Grand Prix clash was a result of built-up frustration at other MotoGP riders "lunging from six kilometres back"

Alvaro Bautista returns to Aspar Ducati team for 2017 MotoGP season

Current Aprilia rider Alvaro Bautista will return to the Aspar team to race a satellite Ducati in MotoGP in 2017

Aprilia losing out to MotoGP opposition on corner entry - Bautista

Aprilia's MotoGP challenger is primarily losing ground in turn-in and straightline speed compared to its rivals, Alvaro Bautista believes

Alvaro Bautista to stay with Gresini MotoGP team in 2015

Alvaro Bautista will race with Aprilia's new MotoGP bike next season after extending his deal with the Gresini team

Alvaro Bautista will be fit for Assen MotoGP race

Alvaro Bautista will be fit to contest this weekend's Assen MotoGP race despite having to withdraw from last week's Barcelona test due to pain from a crash

Qatar MotoGP: Bautista amazed to beat Open rivals in qualifying

Alvaro Bautista admits he had expected to be fighting for the second row of the Qatar Grand Prix grid given the pace of the Open bikes during MotoGP practice

Qatar MotoGP test: Alvaro Bautista quickest on second day

Alvaro Bautista topped the times on the second day of the 'non-factory' MotoGP test in Qatar on Saturday

Sepang MotoGP test: Alvaro Bautista sets pace on first day

Alvaro Bautista denied Aleix Espargaro the top spot on an unusual first day of the second pre-season MotoGP test at Sepang

Assen MotoGP: Bautista fastest as Marquez crashes heavily

Alvaro Bautista went quickest at a drying Assen in Friday morning MotoGP practice, as Marc Marquez escaped a huge accident

Valentino Rossi says first-lap crash with Bautista a racing incident

Valentino Rossi believes his first-lap crash with Alvaro Bautista in his home MotoGP race at Mugello was ultimately a racing incident

Jerez MotoGP test: Alvaro Bautista may miss final day with injury

Alvaro Bautista may miss the final day of MotoGP pre-season testing at Jerez on Monday after sustaining knee and finger injuries in a Sunday crash

Motegi MotoGP: Alvaro Bautista says podium proves Gresini's progress

Alvaro Bautista believes his Motegi podium is indicative of genuine progress at the satellite Gresini Honda camp

Alvaro Bautista retains Gresini Honda MotoGP seat for 2013

Alvaro Bautista will stay with Gresini Honda in MotoGP for a second season

Misano MotoGP: Alvaro Bautista quickest as mixed conditions hold in final practice

Alvaro Bautista edged out Valentino Rossi to top the third and final MotoGP practice session ahead of the San Marino Grand Prix

MotoGP: Gresini keen to retain Alvaro Bautista for 2013

Fausto Gresini, owner of the MotoGP squad which bears his name, says he wants to keep Alvaro Bautista for 2013

Gresini staying calm over Alvaro Bautista's struggles

Gresini team boss Fausto Gresini says his squad will 'grit its teeth' and get through its current difficulties after seeing Alvaro Bautista struggle again at Laguna Seca

Alvaro Bautista promises he will never repeat error that caused Assen crash with Jorge Lorenzo

Gresini Honda's Alvaro Bautista is certain he will never repeat the mistake which led to him wiping out MotoGP championship leader Jorge Lorenzo in the Dutch TT

Lorenzo accepts Bautista apology after admitting initial critcisim was 'overdone'

Jorge Lorenzo has accepted Alvaro Bautista's apology for causing the first corner crash in the Dutch TT, admitting his initial comments were exaggerated in the heat of the moment

Alvaro Bautista apologises for crash with Jorge Lorenzo at Assen

Alvaro Bautista has apologised to Jorge Lorenzo and said he deeply regrets taking the MotoGP championship leader out of the Dutch TT at the first corner

Jorge Lorenzo says Alvaro Bautista's penalty for Assen collision is inadeqate

Jorge Lorenzo says putting Alvaro Bautista to the back of the grid for the next MotoGP race is an inadequate penalty for their clash in the Dutch TT

Casey Stoner feels sorry for MotoGP title rival Jorge Lorenzo after he is taken out by Alvaro Bautista at Assen

Casey Stoner said he was disappointed for MotoGP title rival Jorge Lorenzo after closing the points gap following the Spaniard's first-corner clash with Alvaro Bautista in the Dutch TT

Alvaro Bautista pledges not to 'obsess' over getting first MotoGP podium

Gresini rider Alvaro Bautista says he will not get 'obsessed' with trying to achieve his maiden MotoGP podium finish but will focus on making sure he stays with the lead pack

Bautista and Gresini Honda MotoGP squad content with frontrunning pace at Silverstone

Alvaro Bautista and the Gresini team said it was more important to prove they could run with the frontrunners again in the British Grand Prix than to take risks trying to get a podium

Bautista claims maiden MotoGP pole as rain curtails qualifying at Silverstone

Alvaro Bautista claimed his maiden MotoGP pole position as rain curtailed British Grand Prix qualifying at Silverstone

Bautista hails step forward in practice for French MotoGP race

Gresini Racing believes it made a breakthrough in its so far disappointing 2012 MotoGP campaign in practice for the French Grand Prix at Le Mans on Friday

Alvaro Bautista set to join Gresini Honda for 2012 after parting with Suzuki

Alvaro Bautista looks set to join Gresini for 2012 as uncertainty continues to surround Suzuki's future participation in the MotoGP class

Alvaro Bautista says he could not avoid Valencia MotoGP start crash

Alvaro Bautista said there was nothing he could do to avoid the startline crash that took his Suzuki, both factory Ducatis and Pramac Ducati's Randy de Puniet out of the Valencia Grand Prix on the opening lap

Suzuki says Alvaro Bautista's fastest time in Valencia practice underlines its progress

Suzuki said Alvaro Bautista's timesheet-topping performance at Valencia showed that the team was making genuine progress, even though it was a wet session

Alvaro Bautista puts Suzuki on top in the rain at Valencia

Alvaro Bautista was fastest for Suzuki as the rain intensified in Friday's second practice session for the Valencia Grand Prix

Suzuki says Alvaro Bautista's fourth place in Australian GP qualifying is 'almost funny'

Suzuki team manager Paul Denning described Alvaro Bautista's fourth place on the Australian Grand Prix grid as "almost funny"

Bautista apologises to Rizla Suzuki squad after crashing out from fourth

Alvaro Bautista has apologised to his Rizla Suzuki team after crashing out of the Japanese Grand Prix from a promising fourth position

Bautista says he and his team expected to finish higher than eighth at Misano

Alvaro Bautista said he and his Suzuki team had expected more from the weekend than the eighth place finish he was able to secure at Misano

Alvaro Bautista disappointed despite career-best qualifying at Misano

Alvaro Bautista claimed his best ever MotoGP grid position by qualifying eighth at Misano - but was disappointed by the result as he felt he had a chance to be several places higher

Alvaro Bautista thinks Indy result will move Suzuki team forward

Alvaro Bautista believes that Suzuki can take a step forward over the remaining races of the year after putting in his best performance of 2011 to finish sixth at the Indianapolis Grand Prix

Alvaro Bautista: Better qualifying form key to Suzuki's chances

Alvaro Bautista believes poor qualifying form is masking his and Suzuki's potential at present and is determined to get higher up the grid at this weekend's Indianapolis event

Alvaro Bautista philosophical after crashing out in Brno

Alvaro Bautista was in philosophical mood after crashing out from a promising seventh in the Czech Grand Prix, admitting that the pace he and Suzuki were able to demonstrate was some consolation for the disappointing end to his race

Alvaro Bautista rues missed opportunity after crashing in United States Grand Prix

Alvaro Bautista reckoned the United States Grand Prix could have been one of his best MotoGP performances so far had he not crashed out while chasing the Ducatis

Suzuki's Alvaro Bautista rues Laguna Seca qualifying crash

Suzuki rider Alvaro Bautista was left kicking himself for his qualifying crash after only managing 12th place on the Laguna Seca grid

Suzuki delighted with Alvaro Bautista's race

Suzuki team boss Paul Denning says Alvaro Bautista's seventh place in Germany was an important step forward and shows that the squad is getting closer to the lead pace

Bautista: Good season still possible

Alvaro Bautista is still confident Suzuki can have a strong season despite the start of his year being disrupted by a broken leg

Bautista sure top 10 was possible

Alvaro Bautista said he felt in such good shape in the Portuguese Grand Prix that he could have fought for a top-10 finish had he not gone off the road avoiding Karel Abraham's crashed Cardion Ducati on the second lap

Bautista thrilled to be back in action

Alvaro Bautista was delighted to be back in action in practice for the Portuguese MotoGP event following his leg injury

Bautista aiming for Estoril return

Alvaro Bautista is aiming to return to MotoGP at this weekend's Portuguese Grand Prix after almost six weeks out through injury

Bautista back in Spain for recovery

Suzuki rider Alvaro Bautista has returned to Spain to begin his rehabilitation following his injury at the Qatar MotoGP event last weekend

Hopkins to replace Bautista at Jerez

Suzuki has confirmed that John Hopkins will make his MotoGP comeback at Jerez in place of the injured Alvaro Bautista, though the team will sit out Qatar