Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo

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Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo
Circuito Termas de Rio Hondo 2013.svg
Location Termas de Río Hondo, Santiago del Estero, Argentina
Time zone GMT -3
Coordinates 27°30′21.1″S 64°54′52.1″W / 27.505861°S 64.914472°W / -27.505861; -64.914472Coordinates: 27°30′21.1″S 64°54′52.1″W / 27.505861°S 64.914472°W / -27.505861; -64.914472
Architect Jarno Zaffelli
Major events Moto GP, WTCC, Super TC2000
Length 4.805 km (2.986 mi)
Turns 14

Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo is a motorsport circuit located in Termas de Río Hondo, Argentina. It has hosted events in the TC2000, Turismo Carretera and Formula Renault series. The track was to host the Argentine motorcycle Grand Prix in 2013,[1] but the safety of the Repsol YPF-sponsored Honda MotoGP team as a result of the government's nationalisation of their local subsidiary and the ensuing cancellation of gas exports to Argentina forced the event's postponement to 2014.[2]

After a complete overhaul and rebuild process based on design by the Italian circuit designer Jarno Zaffelli[3] in 2013 will host official tests of MotoGP[4][5] and Rounds 15 and 16 of World Touring Car Championship, thanks to the recent homologation from Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme and Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MotoGP to return to Argentina in 2013". MotoGP.com (Dorna Sports). 13 September 2011. Retrieved 14 September 2011. 
  2. ^ http://www.crash.net/motogp/news/186368/1/argentina_loses_place_on_2013_motogp_calendar.html
  3. ^ http://autodromotermas.com
  4. ^ http://www.motogp.com/en/news/2013/termas+de+rio+hondo+statement MotoGP in Termas de Rio Hondo
  5. ^ "2014 MotoGP Schedule Announced: Laguna Seca Dropped". Fox Sports. October 2, 2013. Retrieved October 2, 2013. 
  6. ^ http://www.studiodromo.it/autodromo-termas-de-rio-hondo-fim-and-fia-inspection/

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