CIA Landlord Insurance Honda made the lengthy journey south of the equator to the Circuito San Juan Villicum for the Motul Argentinean round of the 2019 FIM Supersport World Championship this weekend.
With the Andes mountains providing a stunning backdrop to the action, Peter Sebestyen is fired up for the penultimate race of the 2019 season and the young Hungarian is determined to regain tenth place overall in the Championship this weekend.
Sebestyen said: “I’m more confident after Magny-Cours because we worked in a very good way with my team on the bike set ups and we were fast in all conditions. I know we can achieve our best results in the last two rounds because I’m in good shape and I’m mentally strong. Last time I really enjoyed the race here and it’s very important to qualify in the first three rows if we want a good race. I’ll push hard to get back the tenth position in the championship.”
Making his debut at the tight and technical 4.276km circuit, Jules Danilo is intent on improving on his performance last time out at his home race at Magny-Cours and the Frenchman is looking for a solid finish in South America.
Danilo said: “This weekend is a new track for me but I’ve done my homework, watched a lot of videos and it looks like a pretty normal GP style track. Maybe the grip won’t be so great at the start because it’s not a place many championships go to but it’s up to me to adapt as quickly as possible. We definitely went wrong in Magny-Cours with some things so we will have to react quickly over here because I really need to do a solid weekend and get some decent points to keep that potential top ten in the Championship alive. So we need to start from the Friday and build to the Sunday; learn more about the bike and how I should ride it at this type of track and do the best possible.”
CIA Landlord Insurance Honda Team Manager Simon Buckmaster said: “Peter finished tenth at Magny-Cours, six seconds off the win. Ok it was a shortened race, but still the margin to the front was much less. His race pace in the second half of the race was excellent so we need to work with Peter to improve his early lap performance and then he does have the potential to challenge for the top six. We are excited about that and that is what we are looking for here in Argentina.
“Magny Cours was a disappointing home race for Jules but as always we are right behind him as a team. He has the potential and now there are only two rounds left it is time to step up and show what he can do.”
The World Supersport action kicks off from the Circuito San Juan Villicum on Friday with Free Practice One at 11:30hrs (local time).