Argentina’s economic situation is keeping the Superbike in check. Due to the crisis and a triple-digit inflation, it seems like the government will have to review the funds allocated to sporting events, and the SBK round scheduled for mid-October in San Juan appears to be part of the cut.
Last week, the first crates with tires and petrol should have left by boat but, at the moment, everything is at a standstill. And, not surprisingly, this is a big problem for Dorna, which is trying to find an agreement with the Argentine government for confirming the event.
Ending the World Championship at El Villicum, therefore, remains the Organizer’s priority but, at the same time, they need a Plan B, to run for cover if needed. So, the track identified by Dorna to replace Argentina seems to be Jerez, where they raced until two years ago.
The only problem with the Andalusian track is the fact that, in mid-October and during the week of the 21st, there are already two motoring events scheduled. The only weekend off is the 7th-8th. If this were the case, the Superbike would have to deal with a triptych that will start from Aragon, followed by Portimão, and finally Jerez.
This is the first of the hypotheses, unless Dorna and the Andalusian circuit can find an agreement to move the date of one of the two scheduled motoring events.