Lorenzo suffered an enormous shunt in Thailand, forcing him to overlook this race.
Andrea Dovizioso was the one driver to remain on each events, which put the staff at an obstacle in comparison with Repsol Honda within the staff championship.
Nevertheless, with Lorenzo pessimistic about his probabilities of recovering in every week for Phillip Island, Ducati selected Bautista to take his place.
Bautista, member of the Angel Nieto staff this 12 months however having left the MotoGP on the finish of 2018, has been a part of the sequence since 2010 and has been driving a Ducati for 2 years.
Motorsport.com has realized that Mike Jones can be the substitute for Bautista, the Australian getting into his grand prix dwelling for the second time in his profession.
Jones additionally changed Hector Barbera, two years in the past, when the Spaniard needed to exchange Ducati driver Andrea Iannone injured at Motegi and Phillip Island and had scored a house level .
The 24-year-old Australian is an everyday on the Spanish Superstock 1000 sequence this 12 months and was the Australian Superbike Championship champion in 2015.