There is no two without three, the saying goes. Jules Cluzel takes it literally and triumphs for the third consecutive year at El Villicum. The San Juan track is therefore the fiefdom of the French driver, who won in the two previous editions and repeated this year by dominating Race 1 of the Supersport. The GMT94 rider, author of the track record, confirms how much the Argentine track is his fiefdom and leaves behind his pursuers fighting for the remaining positions.
The duel for the podium is very heated especially in the final stages, with Manuel Gonzalez and Can Oncu not sparing and fighting without discounts. At the checkered flag it is the Spaniard of the ParkinGo team who prevails, passing almost five seconds behind the winner, but managing to put his wheels in front of those of the Turkish of the Puccetti team, who closes the podium. The two leave the world struggle behind by a large margin, which sees the games postponed a little longer.
In fact, the Argentina round can be key to the assignment of the world championship, but in Race 1 Steven Odendaal and Dominique Aegerter are unable to fight for the top positions, remaining in fourth and fifth position respectively. Even in this case, however, the duel takes place in the final laps, with the Evan Bros team rider who manages to mock the world leader and keep the world championship battle still open. 52 are now the points that separate the two contenders, who arrived paired at the finish line.
With a world championship still to be played, the South African of Evan Bros tries to limit the damage of a first heat that sees him author of somewhat erratic performances, only to be able to stay ahead of his rival in the ranking Aegerter, not particularly incisive as seen. in this season. Behind them we find Valentin Debise, sixth at the checkered flag. The Frenchman puts the wheels of his Yamaha ahead of those of Peter Sebestyen. The Hungarian is the author of a solid performance and especially in the early stages is even more effective than his teammate Odendaal. Bishop Evan Bros is then seventh at the finish line, also taking advantage of Raffaele De Rosa’s fall. The Neapolitan driver slips four laps from the end when he is seventh and throws a good race to the winds.
In eighth position we find Niki Tuuli, who with the MV Agusta puts behind the two Yamahas of Glenn van Straalen and Vertti Takala, ninth and tenth respectively. Race to forget for Philipp Oettl, never fighting for the top positions and only 11th at the finish. The German, now out of the world battle for several races, is the second of the Kawasaki riders but pays a very important gap both from the winner (almost 32 seconds) and from his teammate (28 seconds). Leonardo Taccini is the only Italian who passes under the checkered flag and is 17th.