The MIE Racing Honda Team and its rider Leandro Mercado now prepares for round seven of the 2021 Superbike World Championship, which is set to play out at what is another new track for the series, the Circuito de Navarra in Northern Spain.
Having been forced to sit out round six after testing positive for Covid-19, the Argentinian, who has now tested negative to all the requested examinations, is raring to get back to work and continue along the positive growth path seen at the fifth Assen round. During the latest event at the Most Circuit, another track that SBK teams hadn’t visited before, Alessandro Delbianco stood in for Mercado but, after making a solid start to the weekend, it appeared luck was not on the young Italian’s side, the rider unfortunately unable to complete any of the weekend’s three races. With its permanent rider Leandro now back on board, the team is highly motivated to keep working in the right direction and improve both its race pace and overall performance.
The Spanish circuit of Navarra was opened in 2010 and has staged various car and cycling events over the years. Located in the northern Navarre region of Spain, the track measures 3.933 km in length which makes it the shortest of the circuits currently on the WorldSBK calendar.
Name: Circuito de Navarra
Length: 3.993 km
Pole position: left
Corners: 9 right-hand, 6 left-hand
SBK RECORDS: new circuit
2020 SBK RESULTS: new circuit