Racing - Ducati arrives in Argentina for the next-to-last round of the season

Added to the Superbike calendar last year, the Argentine round gives the teams a fourth opportunity this season to battle it out on a track outside of Europe.

Davies arrives in Argentina after just missing the podium in France. After he was forced to retire from Race 1 because of a fall caused by a technical problem, Chaz was able to come back strong and finish among the leaders. In Argentina, where last year he took a fourth place in one race and didn't finish the other, the Welshman will try to improve his position in the general standings where he is currently ranked sixth. 

At Magny Cours Alvaro Bautista was forced to learn the track in changing weather conditions, and then in the early stages of Race 2 just when it seemed he had found his groove he was knocked out by an accident caused by other riders. San Juan will be yet another new track to get to know. 

It'll also be the Panigale V4 R's first time on the Argentine track. On paper the circuit appears to be quite similar to the Chang International track in Thailand, with a curvy first part after the start that then flows into a series of straights interspersed with right-angled corners. Not having been able to take any test rides, it'll be a matter of finding the best possible setup by taking full advantage of the Friday sessions to get ready for the race on Saturday.