The Triple M Honda World Superbike team and their new rider Florian Marino arrived in Argentina full of optimism in their first working weekend together, with Marino learning quickly and starting 15th.

The challenges of the El Villicum circuit were new for the Triple M team and Florian and after Friday practice, where Florian qualified 17th out of the 19 riders on the grid. After Superpole 1 on Saturday, he secured 15th place on the grid for Race 1.

In the first ever race at the brand new Circuito San Juan Villicum, located in the west of Argentina, Marino rode with confidence as he learned more of the secrets of his Honda CBR1000RR SP2 machine, finishing 11thand scoring points his first time out.

The second race on Sunday was run in significantly warmer conditions than day one. On lap two Marino collided with Leon Camier’s machine and the Frenchman suffered a heavy crash. His initial diagnosis is a double fracture of the lower left leg. Florian is now undergoing more medical checks in a local hospital.

The final weekend of the 2018 WorldSBK season will take place under the floodlights in Qatar, with race day taking place on Saturday 27 October.

Florian Marino

Florian Marino 51

It was a positive first race on Saturday and I was not sure what to expect at the start. I saw that the guys behind were a bit confused, they did not really know if they should push or not. At this time I pushed and passed some riders like Baz and even Gagne. I did not question myself and just went. After I had set some fast laps I tried to fight and stay with them as long as possible. I was still not feeling really like I wanted to on the bike and I struggled physically. The second half of the race was really tough on Saturday but I learned a lot.

Triple M Honda World Superbike Team
Manuel Cappelletti

Manuel Cappelletti

Team Manager

It was a good weekend until today. Florian told us he hit Leon Camier and he crashed into Leon and then he fell off the bike. He has broken his lower left leg and we are going to hospital now to see him.

Triple M Honda World Superbike Team
Argentinian Round

Circuito San Juan Villicum, Argentina

WorldSBK 2018, Round 12

Sunny / 24/2
Sunday 14 Oct 2018, 19:36 UTC
  • Air Temp: 24/2°C
  • Humidity: 39%
  • Ground Temp: 43.2°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Jonathan Rea 65 GBR 25 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 35'13.668
2 Xavi Fores 12 SPA 20 BARNI Racing Team Ducati +3.273
3 Marco Melandri 33 ITA 16 Aruba.it Racing Ducati +4.660
4 Chaz Davies 7 GBR 13 Aruba.it Racing Ducati +6.838
5 Tom Sykes 66 GBR 11 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +9.377
6 Alex Lowes 22 GBR 10 Pata Yamaha Yamaha +10.945
7 Toprak Razgatlioglu 54 TUR 9 Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +12.638
8 Lorenzo Savadori 32 ITA 8 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +13.958
9 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL 7 Pata Yamaha Yamaha +15.715
10 Jake Gagne 45 USA 6 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +20.861
11 Loris Baz 76 FRA 5 Althea BMW Racing Team BMW +25.595
12 Leandro Mercado 36 ARG 4 IodaRacing Team Aprilia +33,171
13 Román Ramos 40 SPA 3 Team Go Eleven Kawasaki +47.254
14 Gabriele Ruiu 16 ITA 2 Team Pedercini Kawasaki +55.140
NC Max Scheib 77 CHI 0 MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta DNF
NC Eugene Laverty 50 GBR 0 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia DNF
NC Leon Camier 2 GBR 0 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda DNF
NC Jakub Smrz 96 CZE 0 Guandalini Racing Yamaha DNF
NC Florian Marino 51 FRA 0 Triple M Honda World Superbike Team Honda DNF
Dry / 21.7
Saturday 13 Oct 2018, 19:37 UTC
  • Air Temp: 21.7°C
  • Humidity: 37%
  • Ground Temp: 36°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Jonathan Rea 65 GBR 25 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 34'55.037
2 Marco Melandri 33 ITA 20 Aruba.it Racing Ducati +9.163
3 Toprak Razgatlioglu 54 TUR 16 Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +11.410
4 Xavi Fores 12 SPA 13 BARNI Racing Team Ducati +11.796
5 Eugene Laverty 50 GBR 11 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +12.441
6 Tom Sykes 66 GBR 10 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +12.690
7 Alex Lowes 22 GBR 9 Pata Yamaha Yamaha +15.597
8 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL 8 Pata Yamaha Yamaha +16.846
9 Loris Baz 76 FRA 7 Althea BMW Racing Team BMW +28.117
10 Leon Camier 2 GBR 6 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +28.164
11 Florian Marino 51 FRA 5 Triple M Honda World Superbike Team Honda +41.449
12 Román Ramos 40 SPA 4 Team Go Eleven Kawasaki +41.783
13 Max Scheib 77 CHI 3 MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta +47.736
14 Gabriele Ruiu 16 ITA 2 Team Pedercini Kawasaki +55.986
NC Lorenzo Savadori 32 ITA 0 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia DNF
NC Chaz Davies 7 GBR 0 Aruba.it Racing Ducati DNF
NC Leandro Mercado 36 ARG 0 IodaRacing Team Aprilia DNF
NC Jake Gagne 45 USA 0 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda DNF
NC Jakub Smrz 96 CZE 0 Guandalini Racing Yamaha DNF
Sunny / 23.7
Saturday 13 Oct 2018, 17:13 UTC
  • Air Temp: 23.7°C
  • Humidity: 32%
  • Ground Temp: 46°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Marco Melandri 33 ITA Aruba.it Racing Ducati 1'39.012
2 Jonathan Rea 65 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +0.440
3 Eugene Laverty 50 GBR Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +0.518
4 Tom Sykes 66 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +0.546
5 Xavi Fores 12 SPA BARNI Racing Team Ducati +0.578
6 Alex Lowes 22 GBR Pata Yamaha Yamaha +0.718
7 Toprak Razgatlioglu 54 TUR Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +1.058
8 Lorenzo Savadori 32 ITA Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +1.071
9 Chaz Davies 7 GBR Aruba.it Racing Ducati +1.082
10 Leon Camier 2 GBR Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +1.177
11 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL Pata Yamaha Yamaha +1.331
12 Leandro Mercado 36 ARG IodaRacing Team Aprilia +1.337
13 Loris Baz 76 FRA Althea BMW Racing Team BMW +
14 Jake Gagne 45 USA Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +
15 Florian Marino 51 FRA Triple M Honda World Superbike Team Honda +
16 Max Scheib 77 CHI MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta +
17 Román Ramos 40 SPA Team Go Eleven Kawasaki +
18 Jakub Smrz 96 CZE Guandalini Racing Yamaha +
19 Gabriele Ruiu 16 ITA Team Pedercini Kawasaki +
Sunny / 25.8
Friday 12 Oct 2018, 20:11 UTC
  • Air Temp: 25.8°C
  • Humidity: 29%
  • Ground Temp: 45°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Jonathan Rea 65 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 1'39.914
2 Marco Melandri 33 ITA Aruba.it Racing Ducati +0.228
3 Toprak Razgatlioglu 54 TUR Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +0.316
4 Alex Lowes 22 GBR Pata Yamaha Yamaha +0.341
5 Lorenzo Savadori 32 ITA Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +0.427
6 Leon Camier 2 GBR Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +0.792
7 Chaz Davies 7 GBR Aruba.it Racing Ducati +0.827
8 Leandro Mercado 36 ARG IodaRacing Team Aprilia +0.867
9 Eugene Laverty 50 GBR Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +0.906
10 Xavi Fores 12 SPA BARNI Racing Team Ducati +1.002
11 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL Pata Yamaha Yamaha +1.045
12 Jake Gagne 45 USA Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +1.079
13 Loris Baz 76 FRA Althea BMW Racing Team BMW +1.180
14 Tom Sykes 66 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +1.270
16 Jakub Smrz 96 CZE Guandalini Racing Yamaha +2413
17 Florian Marino 51 FRA Triple M Honda World Superbike Team Honda +2.599
18 Román Ramos 40 SPA Team Go Eleven Kawasaki +3.134
Rider Standings
Sunday, 14 Oct 2018 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Jonathan REA 65 GBR 520 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki
2 Chaz DAVIES 7 GBR 348 Aruba.it Racing Ducati
3 Michael VAN DER MARK 60 NDL 324 Pata Yamaha Yamaha
4 Tom SYKES 66 GBR 294 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki
5 Marco MELANDRI 33 ITA 286 Aruba.it Racing Ducati
6 Alex LOWES 22 GBR 232 Pata Yamaha Yamaha
7 Xavi FORES 12 SPA 227 BARNI Racing Team Ducati
8 Toprak RAZGATLIOGLU 54 TUR 145 Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki
9 Eugene LAVERTY 50 GBR 145 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia
10 Lorenzo SAVADORI 32 ITA 133 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia
11 Loris BAZ 76 FRA 127 Althea BMW Racing Team BMW
12 Leon CAMIER 2 GBR 108 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda
13 Jordi TORRES 81 SPA 98 MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta
14 Michael RINALDI 21 ITA 77 Aruba.it Racing Ducati
15 Leandro MERCADO 36 ARG 66 IodaRacing Team Aprilia
16 Román RAMOS 40 SPA 63 Team Go Eleven Kawasaki
17 Jake GAGNE 45 USA 57 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda
18 Yonny HERNANDEZ 68 COL 27 Team Pedercini Kawasaki
19 PJ JACOBSEN USA 21
20 Leon HASLAM 91 GBR 14 Puccetti Racing Kawasaki
21 Davide GIUGLIANO 34 ITA 11 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia
22 Niccolò CANEPA 94 ITA 7 Pata Yamaha Yamaha
23 Florian MARINO 51 FRA 5 Triple M Honda World Superbike Team Honda
24 Karel HANIKA 98 CZE 5 Guandalini Racing Kawasaki
25 Gabriele RUIU 16 ITA 4 Team Pedercini Kawasaki
26 Max SCHEIB 77 CHI 3 MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta
27 Bradley RAY 28 GBR 3 Buildbase Suzuki Suzuki
28 Ondrej JEZEK 37 CZE 3 Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki
29 Luke MOSSEY GBR 2 Team Pedercini Kawasaki
30 Alessandro ANDREOZZI 121 ITA 1 Guandalini Racing Yamaha