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.

Joan Mir

“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.”

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Rider standings

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor
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
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
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)