Team HRC had difficulty making a mark in the first of the races at San Juan Villicum, Leon Haslam crossing the line a valiant tenth, Alvaro Bautista’s recovery unfortunately interrupted by a fall in the early stages.

Both Bautista and Haslam made a step forward during the third and final free practice, setting their best times of the weekend so far as they made final preparations for the subsequent Superpole. Team HRC then tackled what turned out to be a challenging qualifying session today, Haslam setting a 1’38.456 to finish tenth, while a 1’38.860 for Bautista put him in fifteenth place at the session’s end, after his second flying lap had to be aborted when the yellow flag came out. This meant that the pair qualified on the fourth and fifth row of the starting grid for the afternoon’s first race.

At 3.00pm local time, the Superbike riders lined up for the first 21-lap race of the South American race weekend. Haslam got away well from tenth and was lying eighth through the first turns. He held this position for a few laps but dropped down to tenth by lap six. The Englishman briefly moved up to ninth place, but despite his best efforts and considering the gap that had opened up between him and the rider immediately ahead, Haslam ultimately crossed the line tenth today. Bautista gained some ground off the line, making up five places to position tenth by the end of lap one. Unfortunately, his race proved to be a short one, a small crash on lap three putting a premature end to his afternoon. Team HRC will now focus on preparing for tomorrow’s races.

Alvaro Bautista 19

RC1 DNF

“I'm a little angry about today's crash because I didn't do anything different or strange and just lost the front end with no warning or apparent reason. This is obviously a frustrating outcome. We hope to do better tomorrow because we might not have the greatest potential at this track, but we could definitely be a few positions further forward. In qualifying I had the misfortune to come across a yellow flag and they cancelled my second fast lap as a result. What is it they say anyway? Tomorrow is another day.”

Leon Haslam 91

RC1 P10

“It felt like quite a long race. All weekend we’ve felt strong through the first half of the track, the fast, flowing section, but then we lose a lot through the tighter section. So, while I’m happy with how I performed over the first half of each lap in the race, managing to be quite consistent, I was losing too much in those tighter corners. We’ll work to try and improve on that of course, but honestly, I think this was the most I could do today. We qualified tenth and finished the race tenth.”

WorldSBK 2021
Race Round 12   Argentina

Results Tissot Superpole

Sunny
Humidity
20%
Track Temp
39°C
Air Temp
21°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Redding Scott 45 GBR ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati 1'37.617
2 Razgatlioglu Toprak 54 TUR PATA YAMAHA with BRIXX WorldSBK Yamaha 1'37.800 0.183
3 Bassani Alex 47 ITA Motocorsa Racing Ducati 1'37.838 0.221
4 Lowes Alex 22 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 1'38.034 0.417
5 Rea Jonathan 1 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 1'38.092 0.475
6 Locatelli Andrea 55 ITA PATA YAMAHA with BRIXX WorldSBK Yamaha 1'38.221 0.604
7 van der Mark Michael 60 NDL BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 1'38.298 0.681
8 Gerloff Garrett 31 USA GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha 1'38.337 0.720
9 Rinaldi Michael Ruben 21 ITA ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati 1'38.342 0.725
10 Haslam Leon 91 GBR Team HRC Honda 1'38.456 0.839
11 Vinales Isaac 32 SPA ORELAC Racing VERDNATURA Kawasaki 1'38.506 0.889
12 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 1'38.517 0.900
13 Davies Chaz 7 GBR Team GOELEVEN Ducati 1'38.592 0.975
14 Mercado Leandro 36 ARG MIE Racing HONDA Team Honda 1'38.669 1.052
15 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA Team HRC Honda 1'38.860 1.243
16 Cavalieri Samuele 76 ITA TPR Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki 1'38.902 1.285
17 Nozane Kohta 3 JPN GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha 1'39.328 1.711
18 Rabat Tito 53 SPA Kawasaki Puccetti Racing Kawasaki 1'39.516 1.899
19 Ponsson Christophe 23 FRA Alstare Yamaha Yamaha 1'40.972 3.355
20 Ribodino Luciano 4 ARG OUTDO Kawasaki TPR Kawasaki 1'41.915 4.298
21 Solorza Marco 39 ARG OUTDO Kawasaki TPR Kawasaki 1'42.494 4.877
WorldSBK 2021
Race Round 12   Argentina

Results Race 1

Sunny
Humidity
15%
Track Temp
45°C
Air Temp
25°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Razgatlioglu Toprak 54 TUR 25 PATA YAMAHA with BRIXX WorldSBK Yamaha 34'29.479
2 Rea Jonathan 1 GBR 20 Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 5.295
3 Rinaldi Michael Ruben 21 ITA 16 ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati 9.417
4 Lowes Alex 22 GBR 13 Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 12.808
5 Bassani Alex 47 ITA 11 Motocorsa Racing Ducati 13.980
6 van der Mark Michael 60 NDL 10 BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 15.007
7 Gerloff Garrett 31 USA 9 GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha 16.876
8 Locatelli Andrea 55 ITA 8 PATA YAMAHA with BRIXX WorldSBK Yamaha 19.265
9 Redding Scott 45 GBR 7 ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati 27.176
10 Haslam Leon 91 GBR 6 Team HRC Honda 31.571
11 Rabat Tito 53 SPA 5 Kawasaki Puccetti Racing Kawasaki 34.474
12 Davies Chaz 7 GBR 4 Team GOELEVEN Ducati 36.241
13 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE 3 BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 37.072
14 Cavalieri Samuele 76 ITA 2 TPR Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki 41.103
15 Nozane Kohta 3 JPN 1 GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha 43.220
16 Mercado Leandro 36 ARG 0 MIE Racing HONDA Team Honda 48.516
17 Ponsson Christophe 23 FRA 0 Alstare Yamaha Yamaha 53.695
18 Solorza Marco 39 ARG 0 OUTDO Kawasaki TPR Kawasaki 1'39.426
19 Ribodino Luciano 4 ARG 0 OUTDO Kawasaki TPR Kawasaki 1 Lap
20 Vinales Isaac 32 SPA 0 ORELAC Racing VERDNATURA Kawasaki 13 Laps
21 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA 0 Team HRC Honda 19 Laps
Location Information

Circuito San Juan Villicum Ruta 40 Norte Parque Industrial Villicum Argentina

POLE POSITION Right
LENGHT 4.276 Km
CORNERS 17
RIGHT CORNERS 7
LEFT CORNERS 10

Records

Pole Record 1'37.617 (157,69 Km/h) S. Redding (Ducati Panigale V4 R, 2021)
Race Record 1'37.345 (158,13) SPRC, S. Redding (Ducati Panigale V4 R, 2021)
All Time Record 1'37.239 (158,31 Km/h) FP3, T.Razgatlioglu (Yamaha YZF R1, 2021)
2021 Race 1 Winner T.Razgatlioglu (Yamaha YZF R1)
2021 Superpole Race Winner T.Razgatlioglu (Yamaha YZF R1)
2021 Race 2 Winner S. Redding (Ducati Panigale V4 R)