The MIE Racing Honda team has arrived in Argentina and the San Juan Villicum circuit, the stage for the penultimate round of the 2021 Superbike World Championship.
This is a special event for rider Leandro ‘Tati’ Mercado, who will be competing in front of his home crowd. The Argentinian, who hails from Cordoba, will be keen to put in a good performance for his many supporters at the track.
Last year’s event was unfortunately cancelled due to the global pandemic, but during the 2019 edition Mercado did well to score three top-ten finishes, and a best of eighth in race 2. During recent rounds, the MIE Racing Honda team and rider have been making consistent progress and so will be working hard to round out the 2021 with some positive results.
Name: Circuito San Juan Villicum
Length: 4.276 km
Pole position: right
Corners: 7 right-hand, 10 right-hand
Best lap – Rea (Kawasaki) 1’37.462 (2019).
Superpole – Melandri (Ducati) 1’39.012 (2018).
2019 SBK RESULTS:
Race 1 – 1. Bautista (Ducati); 2. Rea (Kawasaki); 3. Razgatlioglu (Kawasaki)
Race 2 – 1. Rea (Kawasaki); 3. Davies (Ducati); 3. Razgatlioglu (Kawasaki)