WORLDSBK IN ARGENTINA: UPS AND DOWNS IN THE FOOTHILLS OF THE ANDES.
- Tenth round of the FIM Superbike World Championship 2022 in San Juan.
- BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team: Scott Redding and Michael van der Mark reach the top ten in both main races.
There were plenty of ups and downs for BMW Motorrad Motorsport during the FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) race weekend in San Juan, Argentina. The tenth round of the season took place in the foothills of the Andes. Michael van der Mark (NED) started from further back on the grid and recorded top ten finishes in both main races. Van der Mark battled his way up from 14th to tenth position in Race 1. On Sunday, Van der Mark was eleventh in the Superpole Race and in the second main race, Michael ended just one place behind Scott Redding, reaching the top ten in a main race once again.
The 2022 season ends with the two overseas events in Mandalika, Indonesia (11th to 13th November) and at Phillip Island, Australia (18th to 20th November).
Michael van der Mark, BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team (SP: 14 / R01: 10 / SP Race: 11 / R02: 10): “The Superpole race was alright. I felt okay, I just could not get past some other guys and ended up P11, so no improvement on the starting grid for race two. In the second race, my start was okay but got stopped in the first couple of corners. We set a quite good pace but I just did not have enough to get close to the guys in front of me and try to pass them. The pace was alright this weekend, we improved quite a lot with the set-up also and I am feeling better and better on the bike. I am feeling how the bike is coming back. So obviously it is not the position we want to finish in but from my side, we had a solid weekend and I think we have improved the bike so I am quite happy.”