Due to a rear-tyre failure involving Scott Redding during today’s FP4 session at the Argentine GP, Michelin has made the decision to not make either rear tyre available for tomorrow’s race, siting concerns for safety. Instead, a special-compound tyre that is brought for such occasions will be introduced. Four of these tyres will be made available to each rider in the MotoGP field.
In order for the teams and riders to adapt to the situation, Race Direction has added an extra 30-minute free-practice session before the normal 20-minute warm-up session.
Free Practice: 09h00-09h30
Race (25 laps): 16h00
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)|