After scoring a strong podium finish in Qatar with Marc Marquez and completing a positive one-day private test in Jerez de la Frontera on 26 March, the Repsol Honda Team is heading to Argentina for the second round of the 2018 MotoGP racing season.
Built in 2007 and 2008, the Termas de Rio Hondo Circuit joined the MotoGP calendar in 2014. Since then, the Repsol Honda Team have achieved two double-podium finishes, in 2014 and 2016, but suffered a double DNF in 2017 when Marc and Dani crashed out of the race while fighting for podium finishes.
At the Gran Premio de la República Argentina
- Marc Marquez has 2 wins (MotoGP: 2014, 2016) and 4 Poles (MotoGP: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
- Dani Pedrosa has 2 podiums (MotoGP: 2nd in 2014, 3rd in 2016)
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|
|2018 Race Winner||Cal Crutchlow (Honda)|