The 2021 Superbike World Championship has landed in Argentina, at the San Juan Villicum circuit, the stage for this weekend’s penultimate round of the season.
For Team HRC and riders Alvaro Bautista and Leon Haslam, the aim is to finish the year strong, building on the progress they have enjoyed over recent race weekends.
During the 2019 edition (the 2020 round was cancelled due to the global pandemic), Bautista played a starring role, achieving a win and a second-place finish across the weekend’s races. Haslam scored a best of sixth in race 1.
At this year’s latest round, which ran at the Portuguese track of Portimão just ten days ago, both riders were in the mix for the podium across all of the weekend’s three races, only bad luck keeping them from an eventual top three finish. The team will therefore approach the weekend in a similar fashion, working consistently and methodically right from Friday in order to best prepare for the races and strive to finish the season on a high.
Weekend schedule (CEST-5):
10.30 – 11.15 – SBK Free Practice 1
15.00 – 15.45 – SBK Free Practice 2
10.00 – 10.30 – SBK Free Practice 3
12.10 – 12.25 – Superpole
15.00 – SBK Race 1
10.00 – 10.15 – SBK Warm-up
12.00 – SBK Superpole race
15.00 – SBK Race 2