Maximillian Scheib will replace Jordi Torres at the MV Agusta squad for Argentina World Superbike round next week.

The Chilean rider has just completed the European Superstock 1000 championship, finishing third in the riders’ standings, and will step-in for Torres following his release from the Italian team due to his Avintia Ducati commitments in MotoGP.

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Torres has been acting as replacement rider at Avintia for the past two MotoGP rounds, Aragon and Thailand, and is expected to be called upon again for the Japanese round with Tito Rabat continuing his recovery from a broken leg suffered at Silverstone.

Due to the commitments clash, with MotoGP competing in Thailand this weekend before next week’s inaugural Argentina World Superbike round, Torres was released from his MV Agusta deal for the final two rounds. Scheib has been called up for the Argentina round with confirmation for the final round in Qatar expected at a later date.

Scheib made his European Superstock 1000 debut in 2016 before joining the grid permanently in 2017, finishing eighth in his first full campaign, before his third place in this season’s championship. Scheib claimed victory and pole position at Brno along with four additional podiums this year.

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