BAUTISTA'S SIGNIFICANT SIXTH
Aruba.it Ducati’s Alvaro Bautista makes it six wins out of six, as he bags another significant win in Race Two of Thailand.
Bautista maintained his 100% win rate as he bolted from pole position into turn one and was virtually untroubled since.
Jonathan Rea led the battle for second, yet was accompanied by Englishman, Alex Lowes, who showed good pace and determination of being able to promote the two previous third places, to a second. However, he was unable to overcome Rea and completed an identical race to his others of the weekend.
The true battle of the race was behind, with Michael Van der Mark, Leon Haslam, Chaz Davies, Marco Melandri and Sandro Cortese all pushing to the limit for a top five finish. Van der Mark spearheaded the pack for the majority of the race with challenges from Haslam throughout. Yet Chaz Davies looked to have his fight back as he made a stunning overtake to promote himself from seventh to fifth. However, Marco Melandri controversially forced him wide to retake his position, leaving Davies no where to go but the back of the pack.
Van der Mark completed the race in fourth ahead of Haslam and Melandri, while Davies later retired with a mechanical problem.