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- Rea and Razgatlioglu like San Juan; Redding is unaware
- The Superbike races in Argentina will be in the afternoon
- Schedules SBK Argentina 2021
The Superbike World Championship could be decided this weekend. Argentina is going to host the penultimate round of the World Cup, in which Toprak Razgatlioglu has mathematical options of proclaiming himself champion, although as soon it could be in the day of Sunday. Dominique Aegerter also has options, many, of sentencing Supersport.
The circuit of San Juan Villicum returns to the Superbike World Championship involved in a great controversy, after many teams have complained about the scams they are receiving in Argentina. In fact, at this time it is not at all clear that everyone will be able to be on the grid for the first race.
Rea and Razgatlioglu like San Juan; Redding is unaware
While it is true that Razgatlioglu has mathematical title options, it is also true that San Juan Villicum is Jonathan Rea's territory. The champion has won four of the five Superbike races that have been contested on the Argentine track, and in the one that failed, he finished second after Álvaro Bautista.
The problem with the Northern Irishman is that Portimao was nice to him too and ended up being slower than Razgatlioglu. At this point in the season Rea has to push himself too hard to make up for the shortcomings of his Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR, and that has caused him several errors when trying to follow Razgatlioglu.
What's more, The Turkish driver is not bad at Argentina either. Has been on the podium in four of the five races who has played there, always in third position, and that taking into account that when Razgatlioglu was in San Juan Villicum it was at a much lower stage of development than the current one.
So, seeing the moment of form that comes Razgatlioglu, you should probably put your favorite band on it. Although now the pressure will come into play, and the Yamaha has lost gold points that could now give him a sufficient cushion not to have to fight the title.
Let's not forget that there is a third driver with title aspirations, Scott Redding. The British was the great beneficiary of the misfortunes of Rea and Razgatlioglu in Portimao to be placed 54 points behind the Turk and only 30 behind the champion. Against him he plays that he has never raced in San Juan, but there are also reasons for optimism.
The first, that Bautista took pole position and won a race in 2019 with the Ducati Panigale V4 R, so the bike works there. And the second is that the tension between Rea and Razgatlioglu grew in Portimao, with maneuvers to the limit. If there is a stronger touch of the account, and a fall of both, Redding will be fully in the world.
Bautista faces his penultimate round with Honda in full swing. Remember that he made the podium in Barcelona-Catalunya, he repeated in Jerez and in Portimao he lost two, in the two long races, by a series of catastrophic misfortunes. But the progress of the Honda CBR1000RR-R has begun to be noticed now that the divorce is official.
BMW also arrives with very high morale, which two weeks ago in Portimao achieved the first victory of the BMW M 1000 RR in the Superbike World Championship, and also the first of the Munich brand since 2013. In addition, they recover Tom Sykes, who will be able to say goodbye to the world championship on the bike. Also returns, and says goodbye, Chaz Davies.
The Superbike races in Argentina will be in the afternoon
Going to the way to follow the races, DAZN continues to be the holder of the broadcasting rights of the World Superbike Championship. But there are other alternatives. Starting with Movistar +, which broadcasts all DAZN content. Eurosport will always broadcast the races live on its online platform, although it will sometimes be delayed on analogue channels.
RTVE also owns part of the rights, but they will only broadcast some live sessions. LaLigaSporstsTV, TV3 and the Superbikes videopass are other options to follow the races online. The schedules vary due to the time difference with Argentina, so we will have afternoon races. A mild weather is expected all weekend.
Schedules SBK Argentina 2021
- FP1 SBK: 15:30 (DAZN)
- FP2 SBK: 20:00 (DAZN)
- FP3 SBK: 15:00 (DAZN)
- Superpole SBK: 17:10 (DAZN)
- First SSP race: 18:30 (DAZN, Esport 3, Teledeporte)
- First SBK race: 20:00 (DAZN, Esport 3, Teledeporte)
- WUP SBK: 15:00 (DAZN)
- Superpole Race SBK: 17:00 (DAZN, Esport 3, Eurosport, Teledeporte)
- Second SSP race: 18:30 (DAZN, Esport 3, Eurosport, Teledeporte)
- Second SBK race: 20:00 (DAZN, Esport 3, Eurosport, Teledeporte)