Circuito San Juan Villicum
The BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team today welcomed a return to the San Juan Villicum circuit in Argentina for round 13 of the FIM Superbike World Championship. Free Practice 1 was delayed this morning due to technical issues however track action soon resumed with Michael van der Mark setting the pace in the early stages of the session, despite the sandy conditions. As the grip improved throughout the opening session, the lap times did, too. Michael went on to put himself in P13 (1’40.138) with Eugene Laverty placing in P17 (1’41.288) at the end of FP1.
In the second and final free practice session of the day, both BMW Motorrad riders improved on their lap times set from this morning. Michael van der Mark on his BMW M 1000RR finished in P14 (1’39.323) with Eugene Laverty just behind him in P15 (1’39.526) on combined results.