Championship leader Alvaro Bautista extended his lead with his Race 1 win, as he finished 8.864s ahead of Toprak Razgatlioglu. He now has 199 points in the standings.
P1 | Alvaro Bautista | Aruba.it Racing – Ducati
“I’m so happy to win here in Barcelona especially after today’s Superpole. I was fast and had a good feeling with the bike. In the race, it was different as we have to manage the tyre consumption, especially in the first laps. Honestly, I was surprised with the lap time because I was not forcing too much on the tyres, but I saw the time which was quite fast. The feeling with the bike was amazing, and for me that’s the most important. I try to stay focused, to push to the maximum that the tyre allows me to. I’m very happy with the feeling, and to win here in front of my friends and family, and the Spanish fans.”
Toprak Razgatlioglu took second place, claiming his 91st podium and getting Yamaha closer to its 400th podium finish.
Jonathan Rea was third in Race 1, just 0.063s behind Razgatlioglu.
Andrea Locatelli was the best of the rest in fourth place, while Aegerter was fifth meaning there were three Yamaha riders in the top five.
Spanish rider Iker Lecuona completed Race 1’s top six, while his teammate Xavi Vierge was eighth.