• 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”.

San Juan. 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 Scott Redding (GBR) and Michael van der Mark (NED), 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.



“Our goal for San Juan is clear: to get back to where we were in the middle of the season. We were too far behind the leaders at the last two race weekends at Barcelona and Portimão, and we need to reduce that gap again. San Juan is a very interesting circuit. It poses specific challenges, which have to be overcome. They include the very low grip level. Our engineers, riders and teams are working meticulously to prepare the BMW M 1000 RR for the track. We are excited to see how the weekend plays out, and are looking forward to the outing in Argentina.”


“Argentina is a track that I like. I enjoyed riding there last year and I enjoyed it with all the fans so I look forward to going back there, and I always like racing overseas, it is a bit different feeling which is nice towards the end of the season. My hope is that our bike can work well there so we can get some good results. That is the goal. Of course we are always working but the track seems to have a big effect on our results. So I hope here we can find something and try again to be towards the front.”



“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.”