BMW MOTORRAD MOTORSPORT STARTS THE OVERSEAS LEG OF THE 2022 WORLDSBK IN ARGENTINA
- Round ten of the 2022 FIM Superbike World Championship at Circuito San Juan Villicum in western Argentina.
- Marc Bongers: “San Juan poses specific challenges which have to be overcome”.
BMW Motorrad Motorsport kicks off the overseas leg of the 2022 FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) in the west of Argentina this weekend (21st to 23rd October). The tenth event of the season will take place at Circuito San Juan Villicum, roughly 180 kilometres north of Mendoza. The WorldSBK circus then moves on to Indonesia in November, before the season finale in Australia.
San Juan hosts WorldSBK for the fourth time, having previously done so in 2018, 2019 and 2021. BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team is looking to find its way back to the top with riders Michael van der Mark (NED) and Scott Redding (GBR) and to back up last year’s results in Argentina. Twelve months ago, the team consistently achieved good top-six results with van der Mark.
Michael van der Mark, BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team: “It is always nice to go overseas and San Juan is a really nice racetrack. I enjoy going there a lot. So I am looking forward to it. We’ve had some positive results at Portimão, so we are making progress. I am feeling better and better with the bike and my body. Racing overseas is always a little different atmosphere but if we can continue the progress we made at the last round I am pretty sure that we will have some good results there.”