Yamaha VR46 Master Camp Team‘s Manuel Gonzalez and Keminth Kubo are ready to level up for the upcoming Grand Prix of Argentina this weekend.
Gonzalez gained valuable experience in wet conditions at the previous round in Indonesia. With increased knowledge of the bike, he feels ready to tackle the next challenge: racing at a completely new track for him. Though he has never visited the Termas de Río Hondo circuit before, he is feeling confident as he expects the flowing lines will suit his riding style.
The round in Mandalika was a tough but valuable experience for Kubo. He will bring his newly acquired knowledge with him to the upcoming round on Argentine soil. Like his teammate, Kubo is excited to get to know a new track and is keen to get to work, starting already on Thursday during the team‘s track walk.
The 4.8km long Termas de Río Hondo Circuit was added to the MotoGP calendar in 2014. The track was remodelled two years earlier to make it Latin America's most modern circuit. With an exciting lay-out that includes a mixture of fast corners (five left, nine right) and a 1076m longest straight, the fans can be assured that they will see plenty of racing and overtaking action again. A devastating fire in February 2021 destroyed a large part of the paddock, but it has been rebuilt since then. The MotoGP paddock is looking forward to return to this circuit after the three-year interval due to the ongoing Covid pandemic.
The Grand Prix of Argentina is held in the GMT -3 time zone. Moto2's FP1 will take place on Friday afternoon from 09:55 - 10:35, local track time followed by FP2 from 14:10 - 14:50. On Saturday, FP3 will be held from 09:55 - 10:35 and the qualifying sessions from 13:30 - 14:10. On Sunday, the Warm Up is held from 10:20 - 10:30 and the race starts at 13:20.