The Spaniard will remain in the WorldSBK paddock for another year, announcing that he will join the new Honda Team, supported by HRC, for the 2020 season.
“It was not an easy decision to make for me, as I am really happy with the Ducati family,” said Bautista. “We started with the new bike and a new project, and we were winning a lot of races. It was not easy, but the project that HRC offered me motivated me a lot, as we will start from zero. I feel like one of the most important people in this project.”
As it sits, Bautista is 91 points behind the WorldSBK Champion, Jonathan Rea in the current standings.