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World Superbike’s governing body the FIM says conditions ahead of Argentina race one did not warrant its cancellation in a statement on the partial boycotting of Saturday’s contest.
Reigning world champion Jonathan Rea eased to his 13th win of the 2019 World Superbike season, after beating Alvaro Bautista in the Superpole race at Villicum.
Chaz Davies has accused the FIM of knowingly approving the El Villicum World Superbike circuit in Argentina knowing it “didn’t come up to homologation spec”.
Eugene Laverty says Jonathan Rea’s decision to take part in Saturday’s World Superbike race in Argentina was “spineless”, after he initially stood for the boycott being organised over dangerous track conditions.
Alvaro Bautista won a controversial first World Superbike race at Villicum as six riders opted against racing due to poor track conditions.
Alvaro Bautista grabbed his fourth World Superbike pole of the season after topping a bizarre Superpole session in Argentina.
Alvaro Bautista led newly-crowned five-time World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea in the opening day of practice for the penultimate round of 2019 in Argentina.