We are now in the final stages of this exciting season of the Superbike World Championship, which is definitively leaving Europe to end the year overseas. The penultimate round of the year takes place in Argentina, which was finally confirmed after many uncertainties. The San Juan track returns to host the production derivatives after a year of stoppage due to the pandemic and Pirelli unveils the choice of tires that the Superbike and Supersport classes will bring to the track this weekend.
After the demanding Portimao track, the world championship moves to El Villicum, a very fast circuit that winds in 17 curves, with a straight of more than a kilometer and the one between curves 7 and 8 which is the longest on the calendar. . The geographical position complicates the situation: located at the foot of the Andre and therefore at about 650 meters above sea level, it leads to a strong excursion ending between the morning and the late afternoon. It is also located in one of the desert areas of Argentina, so the wind can carry the sand that dirties the asphalt, conditions that become more aggressive for the tires.
For this round, Pirelli decides to adopt only standard solutions and in total brings 2674 tires, divided for both classes involved (the Supersport 300 ended the season in Portugal), including wet tires. In Superbike, as regards the front, we have two slick solutions: the standard SC1 in soft compound, already used in Portimao, and the standard SC2 in medium compound. As for the rear, there will always be two solutions, but in a super soft compound with the standard SCX and in a soft compound with the standard SC0.
As in all the other rounds starting from Aragon, the drivers will also have the qualifying solution for the Superpole. This compound, in specification Y0449, allows to lower the times, as already amply demonstrated throughout this season, in which the previous track records have been shattered. There are also intermediate and wet solutions in case of rain.
As for the Superbike, Pirelli opts exclusively for standard solutions for the Supersport class: as regards the front, the riders will have the standard SC1 and SC2, while at the rear they will use the standard SCX, together with the SC0 and SC1. of range. Again, the 600 class will have intermediate and wet tires in case of precipitation.