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Bautista: 16 years of Grand Prix racing

After confirming he will be moving to WorldSBK in 2019, take a look at some of the Spaniard's GP highlights

In the GoPro British Grand Prix Press Conference, Alvaro Bautista (Angel Nieto Team) confirmed he’ll be moving to the WorldSBK paddock to line up alongside Chaz Davies in the Racing Ducati team.

His move over to World Superbike signals the end of successful 16-year Grand Prix career and pays homage to some of the Spaniard’s greatest Grand Prix highlights, from 125 to MotoGP™:

1 – Donington Park 2004: First podium

In his second full season in 125, Bautista claimed his first Grand Prix podium at Donington Park in 2004, crossing the line in second place behind Andrea Dovizioso.

Video Highlights (race 125cc)

2 – Jerez 2006: First victory

In 2006, the Spaniard got his season off to the perfect start by winning the opening round of the season in Jerez and would go on to have his most successful Grand Prix racing season…

Thrilling battle at the 125cc race

3 – Phillip Island 2006: Crowned 125 World Champion

Later that year, after a fantastic eight wins and six other podiums, he became 125 Champion at the Australian GP. His title for the Aspar Team came 18 years after Jorge Martinez Aspar himself was crowned Champion as a rider.

Video Highlights (race 125cc)

4 – Mugello 2007: First win in 250

After starting from pole at Mugello in 2007, Bautista came out on top in a three-way battle with Jorge Lorenzo and Alex De Angelis, with the Spaniard getting the better of his teammate on the run to the line.

The 250cc battle of Mugello

5 – Silverstone 2012: First MotoGP™ pole

Riding the San Carlo Honda Gresini machine, Bautista beat Ben Spies and Casey Stoner to claim his first and only premier class pole position at the 2012 British GP. He would go on to finish fourth in the race behind Lorenzo, Stoner and Dani Pedrosa.

Silverstone 2012 - MotoGP - QP - Highlights

6 – Misano 2012: First MotoGP™ podium

Bautista would go one better later in that season, claiming his maiden MotoGP™ podium at the San Marino GP in third, behind Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi.

Misano 2012 - MotoGP - Race - Highlights

7 – Silverstone 2017: 250th Grand Prix

The 2017 British GP marked a huge milestone for Bautista as he notched up 250 Grand Prix starts.

8 – 2018: A return to form

After a difficult start to the 2018 season, Bautista is currently on a six-race run of top ten finishes that started at the Italian GP, with his most notable result coming at the Sachsenring – crossing the line P5.

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