With no time to rest, Marc Marquez and Hiroshi Aoyama (replacing injured Dani Pedrosa) are en route to Termas de Río Hondo (1100km North West of Buenos Aires) for round three of the 2015 MotoGP World Championship.

After it’s inaugural Grand Prix in 2014 – where Marc and Dani took a 1-2 finish – the MotoGP paddock returns to the Province of Santiago del Estero, with Marc looking for back-to-back victories and Hiroshi hoping to progress his experience further at a track he enjoys and finished 10th in last season on the Open Class Honda bike.

FP1 will commence on Friday at 09h55 local time.

Marc Marquez

CHAMPIONSHIP STANDING: 3RD - 36 POINTS

“After a good weekend in Austin, I am feeling relaxed and confident again. Now we travel straight to Argentina for the next round and we have a good momentum which I hope to continue this coming weekend. Argentina is a circuit that I like and it’s the second year we visit Termas de Río Hondo. We had many fans there last year so I hope they all come to support us again this year and we can put on a good show for them.”

Marc Marquez Statistics | More Statistics

Date of Birth 17/02/1993
Birthplace Lleida, (Catalonia) – Spain
Height 168 cm
Weight 59 kg
Hobbies Mountain Biking, Video games
Racing Number 93
First Race 1998 “Enduro per nens”
Grand Prix Debut 2008 125cc Portugal GP (KTM 125 FRR)
GPs raced 167 (46 in 125cc, 32 in Moto2, 89 in MotoGP)
GP pole positions 73 (14 in 125cc, 14 in Moto2, 45 in MotoGP)
Total GP podiums 101 (14 x 125cc, 25 x Moto2, 62 x MotoGP)
Total GP wins 61 (10 x 125cc, 16 x Moto2, 35 x MotoGP)
First GP Win 2010 125cc Italian GP (Derbi RSA 125)
World titles 5 (1 x 125cc - 2010, 1 x Moto2 - 2012, 2 x MotoGP - 2013, 2014, 2016)
Previous Results in Argentina 2014 1st (MotoGP)

Hiroshi Aoyama

CHAMPIONSHIP STANDING: 14TH - 5 POINTS

“The weekend in Austin was complicated due to the weather but we learned a lot. Now we travel to Argentina which is one of my favourite tracks and I had a good race there last year. The track isn’t easy - it has a long straight and many tight corners but I believe the Honda RC213V will work well there. I have a strong teammate to learn from and Dani’s team are all helping me a lot so my confidence is high and I hope to improve from last weekend.”

Hiroshi Aoyama Statistics | More Statistics

Date of Birth 25/10/1981
Birthplace Chiba, Japan
Height 165 cm
Weight 57 kg
Racing Number 7
GP pole positions 8 (250cc)
Total GP podiums 27 (250cc)
Total GP wins 9 (250cc)
First GP Win 2005 250cc Japan GP
World titles 1 (2009 - 250cc)
Previous Results in Argentina 2014 10th (MotoGP)
Location Information

The Termas de Río Hondo Circuit is located 6km from the city which gives the venue its name, in the Province of Santiago del Estero. It was built in a 150 hectare area and officially inaugurated on May 11, 2008, during the visit of Argentina´s Touring Car Racing championship. In… read more.

Length 4.806 kilometres / 2.986 miles
Width 16 metres
Left corners 5
Right corners 9
Longest straight 1.076 kilometres / 0.669 miles
Constructed 2008
Modified 2013

Autódromo Provincial Termas de Río Hondo, Termas de Río Hondo, Santiago del Estero Province, Argentina - View in Google Maps

www.autodromotermas.com

Records

Pole Position 1m 37.683s (177.1km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2014)
Race Lap 1m 39.019s (174.7 km/h) Valentino Rossi (Yamaha, 2015)
Race Time 34m13.628s (168.4 km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2016) *shortened race
2017 Race Winner Maverick Vinales (Yamaha)