The WorldSBK round in Argentina skirted with disaster, as the newly-resurfaced San Juan Villicum circuit caused a rider revolt, with the WorldSBK riders judging the track too dangerous to ride on. Despite that, race 1 went ahead anyway, causing much bad blood.
Steve English and Gordon Ritchie were there on the ground, and saw it all at first hand. So in this episode of the Paddock Pass Podcast, Gordo talks us through exactly what happened in Argentina, what went wrong and why. As the only WorldSBK journalist on the ground at San Juan Villicum, he has a unique and full insight into events.
After talking about the conditions, Steve and Gordo go on to discuss the state of the championship, taking a look at what is coming up in 2020. They discuss silly season rumors, rider signings, and more.
The show wraps up with an exclusive interview with reigning WorldSBK champion Jonathan Rea. The five-time WorldSBK champion talks at length with Steve about winning the title, the 2019 season, his battle against Alvaro Bautista through the year, what the Ducati rider and what Rea did right to win the championship.
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