For the first time since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, the WorldSBK paddock returns to cross an ocean to compete in an intercontinental stage. The San Juan Villicum circuit, in Argentina, will host the twelfth round of the 2021 season which will end in about a month in Indonesia, at the Mandalika International Street Circuit.
The Aruba.it Racing – Ducati team is already hard at work on the splendid Villicum circuit where tomorrow morning (10.30 am local time, 3 pm CEST) the first free practice of the Argentinean Round will be staged.
Obviously, the times of the races also change. Race-1 will be held on Saturday at 3 pm local time (8 pm CEST), the Superpole Race will be staged on Sunday at 12am Local time (5 pm CEST) while Race-2 will start at 3 pm local time (8 pm CEST) .
“I am very curious to race on this circuit. For me it will be the first time in my career so clearly I will have to become familiar with the layout but racing on new tracks is something that I really like. For this reason I think I will have no difficulty in quickly familiarizing myself with the layout. the track. I will certainly give everything right from free practice. The World Championship is still mathematically open, “said Scott Redding.
“I am very happy to be racing in Argentina. It was a long time since we had an intercontinental trip and there is great enthusiasm. I have raced on this circuit only once in my career and I must say that I really liked the layout of the track. it’s time to get on the bike to give my best and try to have fun. I am sure that the conditions are in place to be able to achieve important results this weekend “, added Michael Ruben Rinaldi.
Michael Ruben Rinaldi, Aruba.It Racing – Ducati, Leon Haslam, Team HRC
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