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Gran Premio de la Republica Argentina - Preview
Date : 22/04/2014

Repsol Honda Team head to Argentina leading the standings

Repsol Honda Team head to Argentina leading the standings

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 4.806km 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.

Marc Marquez
Marc Marquez - Championship Standing: 1st - 50 points

"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"

Dani Pedrosa
Dani Pedrosa - Championship Standing: 2nd - 36 points

"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!"

Circuit Information

Length 4,806 m / 2.986 miles
Width 16m
Left corners 5
Right corners 9
Longest straight 1.076 m / 0.669 miles
Constructed 2008
Modified 2012
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