Alvaro Bautista confirms that he is mentally strong, and does not seem to feel the pressure regarding Mandalika and the World Superbike crown. Bautista talked about the pros as well as the cons. "Sincerely, I don't feel nervous," said Bautista, as quoted by motorsport.com "It will be our first time with Ducati, so we have a lot of work to do, especially on Friday to find a good reference, the setup of the bike, the gearing.
For sure we have to work like we did in Argentina. Also we have a new asphalt, so we'll have to see how the grip is, how dirty it is. For sure we have to put some rubber on the track, so FP1 will be difficult to understand anything for the race weekend.
For sure it won't be an easy weekend. I won’t have time to think about the championship or match point, I think it’s better to be focused on the real problems we have and then we try to do our best, to work as best as possible, and let's see what happens."
Bautista: "It would be nice to make it a double"
The place where they will confirm the title is not too important for Bautista. The performance of Bautista this season has made it clear that he is an important member of the team and has proven his qualities.
It is likely that he will have a good chance of achieving his goal, but maybe he will need a little luck as well. "It would be nice to make it a double," said Bautista. "But for me sincerely it doesn't matter whether it’s here or Australia, the important thing is that we get it.
"In any case, the championship is a consequence of the work, so first of all we have to be focused, think about nothing and do our best."