Bautista to Stay with Aspar for 2018


Alvaro Bautista - Photo Credit: Aspar Team

Alvaro Bautista will remain with the Pull&Bear Aspar team in 2018 after signing a one-year contract extension. The Spaniard has impressed throughout the current campaign, finishing a superb fourth in Argentina, and currently lies eleventh in the championship aboard the Ducati GP16.

While the specification on machinery for next season hasn’t been confirmed yet, Bautista is delighted to be staying with the Spanish squad and hopes to replicate this season’s stand-out results.

“I am happy to be spending another season as part of the Pull&Bear Aspar Team family. It is a union that can help both the team and myself to grow. We are having a strong season, I have a good relationship with the team and I feel very comfortable on the Ducati and with the support from the factory. I think we can continue to improve and achieve good results.”

Team Manager Jorge Martinez also has high hopes that the strength of the partnership with Ducati will enable them to be competitive again next year.

“It is good news for the Pull&Bear Aspar Team that we have reached this agreement with Álvaro Bautista, we believe in him and we are enjoying a very strong season. We also have a lot of faith in Ducati, we get great support from the factory and through extending this relationship, together we can improve even more. I hope this year still holds many more high points like the ones we have enjoyed already, and that next season holds even more still.”