On the weekend the World Superbike will play the penultimate date of his championship in the San Juan Villicum International Circuit. The test will have the participation of five Argentine pilots, three will do it in Superbike, the largest category; and two in the promo supersport600.
In the SBK the representatives will be the people of Cordoba Leander Market y Luciano Ribodino and the rionegrino Mark Solorza. While in the in SSP600 the Cordobes will Andres Gonzalez y Matias Petratti.
THE ARGENTINES ONE BY ONE
Mercado is an official Honda rider in the satellite team MIE Racing. Is running his seventh season in Superbike and the 12th in the World Cup adding S, where he was champion in 2014; and superstock600. He arrives in Argentina after his best result of this season with the eighth place achieved in Portugal. He is the only national representative that has stable participation in the tournament.
Ribodino will have his first World Cup participation with the team Team Pedercini Racing in replacement of Lachlan Epis. He is Argentine and Brazilian Superbike and SSP600 champion and was Rookie of the United States Talent Cup.
Solorza will also run in this team, who will take the place of Loris cresson. The southerner has international experience in the Brazilian Championships, the ESBK of Spain and the European CEV. He currently integrates his own team, Solorza Competición, along with his brothers Juan and Martín and Leonardo Villegas. It will be his first World Cup participation.
González will race in the SSP600 with the VFT Racing replacing the Italian Federico Fullini. He is currently racing in the Spanish Superbike and in the SBKArgentino and made the podium on his return to the European Speed Championship (CEV). He was a Latin American Superbike champion in San Juan in 2019.
Petratti, meanwhile, will run replacing the Spanish Marc Alcoba in the Yamaha MS Racing. The “Negro” was the Argentine Supersport champion in 2018 and in 2021 he ran the Motoamérica season, the most important North American Championship for the Argentine Tango Racing team.
When the action starts next Friday, we will have plenty of reasons to rejoice and celebrate, and five compatriots to cheer on the track.
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