Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo

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Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo
Circuito Termas de Río 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
Old layout of the circuit (2007–2012)

Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo is a motorsport circuit located in Termas de Río Hondo, Argentina. The circuit was created in 2007 and underwent a complete overhaul and rebuild process in 2012, based on design by the Italian circuit designer Jarno Zaffelli.[1] The circuit hosted the 2014 Argentine motorcycle Grand Prix on April 27, bringing Grand Prix motorcycle racing back to Argentina after fifteen years.[2] In 2013, the circuit also hosted Rounds 15 and 16 of the FIA WTCC Race of Argentina of the World Touring Car Championship, and the first MotoGP and Moto2 official tests.[3][4] The track was to host the Argentine motorcycle Grand Prix in 2013,[5] but the government's nationalization Repsol local subsidiary and the ensuing cancellation of gas exports to Argentina raised concerns for the safety of the Repsol-sponsored Honda MotoGP team, forcing a one year postponement.[6] In previous years, the circuit has also hosted events in the TC2000, Turismo Carretera and Formula Renault series.

Lap records[edit]

Event Class Time Car/bike
2014 Argentine motorcycle Grand Prix MotoGP 1:37.683 Honda
2014 Argentine motorcycle Grand Prix Moto2 1:43.961 Kalex
2014 Argentine motorcycle Grand Prix Moto3 1:49.109 Honda


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Unlocking the mysteries of Termas de Rio Hondo: An Interview with Jarno Zaffelli". Sportskeeda. Retrieved 3 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "2014 Calendar". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  3. ^ http://www.motogp.com/en/news/2013/termas+de+rio+hondo+statement MotoGP in Termas de Rio Hondo
  4. ^ "2014 MotoGP Schedule Announced: Laguna Seca Dropped". Fox Sports. October 2, 2013. Retrieved October 2, 2013. 
  5. ^ "MotoGP to return to Argentina in 2013". MotoGP.com (Dorna Sports). 13 September 2011. Retrieved 14 September 2011. 
  6. ^ "Officially Confirmed: Argentina MotoGP Round Postponed Until 2014, Qatar A Week Later". 23 November 2012. Retrieved 30 April 2014. 

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