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Eugene Laverty believes his riding was “very comparable” to dominant Ducati stablemate Alvaro Bautista in the Aragon World Superbike round, despite riding a down-on-power customer V4 R.
Alvaro Bautista went lights-to-flag in the final race at Aragon to score his ninth consecutive World Superbike victory as Jonathan Rea kept his streak of second-place finishes alive with a last-lap move.
Ducati rider Alvaro Bautista made it seven World Superbike wins in seven starts as he converted pole into victory in the opening race at Aragon.
Ducati's Alvaro Bautista continued to dominate the World Superbike field in the two Friday practices at Aragon, topping the sessions by 1.1s and 0.5s respectively.
After the first two rounds of the season, World Superbike new boy Alvaro Bautista can boast a perfect record aboard the Ducati V4 R. That streak could well continue this weekend at Aragon and beyond.