MotoGP: Repsol Honda looking for Argentina hat-trick
After a very strong start to the 2014 season, which has seen World Champion Marc Marquez win the first two races and teammate Dani Pedrosa finishing on the podium twice, the Repsol Honda Team are enroute to the inaugural GP of Argentina leading the Rider, Constructor and Team Championships.
The 4,805km Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo (1100km North West of Buenos Aires), had a complete overhaul and major renovation in 2013 based on designs by Italian circuit designer Jarno Zaffelli, and plays host to the first World Championship race in Argentina since 1999. A selection of riders and teams tested at the track last July, including Honda satellite riders Stefan Bradl and Alvaro Bautista. Their initial data collection will be important when the teams take to the track on Friday morning for FP1.
“Argentina will be a new track for most of us, some riders went a year ago but I don’t think the track surface was ideal so they were a little limited on the amount of laps they could do. I’m looking forward to visiting a new circuit and it will be nice for the fans. We will be looking to continue with the same momentum from the first two races of the season”
“After Austin I’m looking forward to Argentina and getting some laps around the track to feel the bike and learn the circuit! I don’t know much about the new track, I’ve tried to do some homework with maps and videos and find out as much as I could before arriving but it’s hard to say something not being on the bike. I’m looking forward to the weekend and meeting the fans over there as it will be my first visit to the country!”