Bulega dominates Race 1 until last lap finishing in second place. Superb comeback by Bautista: from P14 to podium. Huertas celebrates his first win in WorldSSP

The Saturday of the Pirelli Catalunya Round was full of emotions”.
Nicolò Bulega took the lead of the race on lap six and built a very wide lead but in the last three laps he had to deal with the sudden drop of the rear tire and he was overtaken by Razgatlioglu (BMW) closing with a second place that still gives him the provisional leadership in the World Superbike Championship standings. 
Alvaro Bautista had to deal first with an unimpressive qualifying (P11) then with a three-position penalty. The reigning World Superbike Champion, however, was the protagonist of a fantastic comeback that allowed him to take the podium (P3) and the third position in the world ranking tied with Razgatlioglu. 

P2 Nicolò Bulega (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati #11)
“I can’t say I’m very happy because I was first with a big lead until two laps to go. Unfortunately, in the final part of the race I no longer had grip on the rear and this did not allow me to manage the advantage I had built. On the other hand, however, this is an important experience that I can use in the future. I learned something today and tomorrow I will try to do better.”

P3 Alvaro Bautista (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati #1)
“It was very difficult to make it back to the front group starting from 14th position. And honestly, I don’t understand the reasons for the penalty because during qualifying my low speed didn’t create any problems for any other rider. I am happy with this podium but I  don’t have the best feeling with my bike yet. We have to keep working and improve.” 

Adrian Huertas took his first career victory in WorldSSP aboard the Ducati Panigale V2 of the Aruba.it Racing WSSP team by dominating Race-1 from the first to the last lap. 

P1 Adrian Huertas (Aruba.it Racing WSSP #99)
“I’m really happy with this win. In Australia, we were not lucky and I came back with a lot of motivation to do well in my Home GP. I dedicate this success to my family, to my team who did a great job once again and to all the fans who came to see me today. The goal is to do well again tomorrow.”