Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP's Fabio Quartararo and Franco Morbidelli have safely arrived in Argentina and are ready to battle for points again. Having had a first experience with the new GP weekend format, the duo are looking forward to making a comeback at the Autodromo do Termas de Río Hondo and climb the leader board.
Though he didn't end the first Sprint and Race of the season in as high a position as he would have liked, Quartararo took the positives from the first GP and is keen to show good race pace again this weekend in Argentina.
The Frenchman only rode at the Termas track twice before in the premier class, both times securing eighth place in the race. He is keen to improve on this result this weekend to make up some places in the overall rankings. El Diablo is currently 10th in the championship standings.
Morbidelli finished both the first-ever Sprint and the Portuguese GP race in P14. The Italian is pleased that the back-to-back opening MotoGP rounds offer a chance for him to battle more towards the front this Saturday and Sunday. He is currently in 17th place in the overall standings.
Morbido is hugely popular in Latin America, thanks to his Brazilian roots. He can expect the support of the local fans, who will be cheering him on this weekend. The number-21 rider aims to do them proud like he did in 2017 when he secured the victory in the Moto2 class.
The 4.8km long Termas de Río Hondo circuit was added to the MotoGP calendar in 2014. A devastating fire in February 2021 destroyed a large part of the paddock, but it has been rebuilt since then. 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 in Argentina again.
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The Grand Prix of Argentina is held in the GMT -3 time zone. P1 will take place on Friday from 10:45 - 11:30 local track time, followed by P2 from 15:00 - 16:00. On Saturday, FP will be held from 10:10 - 10:40, the qualifying sessions from 10:50 - 11:30, and the Sprint starts at 15:00. On Sunday, Warm Up is held from 09:45 - 09:55, and the race starts at 14:00.