More details of the Baptist project at Honda revealed

According to 'Speedweek', the Spaniard will take Giulio Nava, his technical boss in Ducati, to the Japanese structure, and his partner will be Takumi Takahashi.

Álvaro Bautista lives his last days as a Ducati rider in the Superbike World Championship. The Spanish rider announced a few weeks ago his break with those of Borgo Panigale by not reaching an agreement for renewal. 2 After a great start getting eleven victories in the first four rounds of the season, everything seemed to indicate that the '19' It would remain linked to the Italian house, but the level of the Talaveran fell, with several falls included, and ended up losing the leadership of the championship. Something that weighed in the negotiations, as Paolo Ciabatti acknowledged.


After becoming official who will leave Ducati, the question is which team the Spanish driver will run in 2020. Everything indicates that he will not move from competition and will sign for Honda. 2 In fact, the Baptist himself confirmed that there were contacts with the Japanese structure. In Honda they have started a new project with a totally different motorcycle and with the aim of conquering the SBK World Championship (the last time he did it was in 2007 with James Toseland). The publication 'Speedweek', has given more details about all the changes that the Japanese team will experience in this competition in the year 2020.

According to the information in this medium, the current structure of the team will be completely renewed. It will operate from Barcelona and will join the Repsol Honda team, from MotoGP. 2 These will be in charge of the logistics and the Superbike team workshop. In addition, always according to this publication, the Honda pilots for the next season in SBK will be Bautista and the Japanese, Takumi Takahashi, and finally add that the Talaveran will take Giulio Nava to the Japanese structure, his technical boss in Ducati.

"Everything will be known within a week, but I will take care of announcing it on Magny Cours," Bautista said during the Portimao appointment. So we will have to wait a little longer to know what the future of Spanish is.


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