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The chances that Alvaro Bautista will remain part of the Ducati World Superbike team past this year have been “reduced to a flicker”, according to the Italian manufacturer’s sporting director Paolo Ciabatti.
Reigning Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton took part in a Superbike test at Jerez on Saturday, escaping a crash uninjured.
Former World Superbike champion Sylvain Guintoli will race in the final two rounds of the 2017 season, and is set to make a full-time return in 2018.
Ducati has scheduled an extra test with MotoGP race riders Jorge Lorenzo and Andrea Dovizioso at Jerez, after the Qatar 2017 season opener.