Lone rider Mir prepares for second Repsol Honda Team Grand Prix
Joan Mir will be the sole representative of the Repsol Honda Team at the Gran Premio Michelin de la República Argentina as Marc Marquez recovers from surgery.
Riders and team headeds immediately for the airport to begin the day-long journey from Portimao to Termas de Rio Hondo. This is the eighth occasion that the 4.81-kilometer-long circuit in the north of Argentina will host a Grand Prix event. Marc Marquez and the Repsol Honda Team have stepped onto the top step of the podium on three occasions in Argentina during the 2014, 2016 and 2019 editions of the race. In 2018, Cal Crutchlow won aboard the RC213V of the LCR Honda Team.
Joan Mir also boasts a strong record at the South American circuit, only once finishing a race there outside the top five – when he was seventh in just his second Moto2 race. Recovering from a DNF in Saturday’s Sprint Race, Mir took a solid 11th place – despite a long lap penalty. The race served as a great source of information for Mir and his team to further their understanding of the RC213V and putting together a strong and consistent weekend in Argentina is the objective.
Marc Marquez will continue his recovery from surgery on a broken first metacarpal of his right hand.
“A busy start to the year as we are already heading straight to the next race! For us, still in the learning stages, this is a positive because we are able to get more time on the bike and immediately try out some new ideas. We had a mixed weekend in Portimao, so I am hoping everything can run without incident this weekend and I can get more miles on the bike. This is the objective, to keep building and improve our speed in both races. Last year I managed a good result in Termas, so I am interested to see what we can do this year. I also want to wish Marc all the best in his recovery, it is always better to be riding alongside him on track and have him in the garage.”
|1||Bagnaia Francesco||1||ITA||37||Ducati Lenovo Team||Ducati|
|2||Vinales Maverick||12||SPA||25||Aprilia Racing||Aprilia|
|3||Bezzecchi Marco||72||ITA||16||Mooney VR46 Racing Team||Ducati|
|4||Zarco Johann||5||FRA||15||Pramac Racing||Ducati|
|5||Miller Jack||43||AUS||15||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM|
|6||Marquez Alex||73||SPA||12||Team Gresini Racing MotoGP||Ducati|
|7||Espargaro Aleix||41||SPA||11||Aprilia Racing||Aprilia|
|8||Binder Brad||33||RSA||10||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM|
|9||Martin Jorge||89||SPA||9||Pramac Racing||Ducati|
|10||Quartararo Fabio||20||FRA||8||Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha|
|11||Marquez Marc||93||SPA||7||Repsol Honda Team||Honda|
|12||Rins Alex||42||SPA||6||LCR Honda||Honda|
|13||Mir Joan||36||SPA||5||Repsol Honda Team||Honda|
|14||Nakagami Takaaki||30||JPN||4||LCR Honda||Honda|
|15||Oliveira Miguel||88||POR||3||RNF MotoGP Team||Aprilia|
|16||Fernandez Augusto||37||SPA||3||Tech3 GASGAS Factory Racing||KTM|
|17||Morbidelli Franco||21||ITA||2||Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha|
|18||Fernandez Raul||25||SPA||0||RNF MotoGP Team||Aprilia|
|19||Marini Luca||10||ITA||0||Mooney VR46 Racing Team||Ducati|
|20||Di Giannantonio Fabio||49||ITA||0||Team Gresini Racing MotoGP||Ducati|
|21||Bastianini Enea||23||ITA||0||Ducati Lenovo Team||Ducati|
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|
|Longest straight||1.076 kilometres / 0.669 miles|
|Resurfacing||Partly resurfaced before 2018 GP|
Autódromo Provincial Termas de Río Hondo, Termas de Río Hondo, Santiago del Estero Province, Argentina - View in Google Maps
|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|
|2022 Race Winner||Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia)|