The NGM Forward Racing Team in Argentina for the Termas de Rio Hondo debut
The NGM Forward Racing Team heads to Argentina for the third round of the 2014 MotoGP Championship. This weekend will be the debut of the Argentina GP race at Termas de Rio Hondo, with only a very few riders having visited the track last year.
Inaugurated in 2008, the circuit was modernized and enlarged in 2012 with the purpose of turning it into South America’s most modern, safe and vibrant circuit. There is a lot of expectation for this race weekend, as MotoGP returns to Argentina for the first time since 1999.
For the NGM Forward Racing riders it will be a complete new track, as they were not among the riders who tested at Termas de Rio Hondo last year. After a 4th and a 9th place finish, Aleix Espargaro looks forward to a strong race in Argentina. His team mate Colin Edwards is excited to discover a new racetrack, where everybody will start from zero. This will be a great opportunity also for Moto2 riders Simone Corsi and Mattia Pasini, who showed to have a good pace in Texas and are determined to make another step forward in Argentina.
Length: 4.806 m / 2.986 miles
Left corners: 5
Right corners: 9
Longest straight: 1.076 m / 0.669 miles
Race Length: 25 laps
“I look forward to race in Argentina. I like the country very much and it’s exciting to race in a new place. We had an unlucky race in Texas, so we go to Termas de Río Hondo to get a better result”.
“After the Texas GP I had some time to rest a little bit at home and now I look forward to the Argentina GP. We were not among the riders who did a test session there last year, but anyway it will be new for most of us. It will be important to try to work well during the whole weekend in order to prepare the race in the best possible way and arrive at the race with a good set up to fight with the front guys”.
“It’s the first time that we race at Termas de Rio Hondo, so it’s a new track for everybody. It will be important to understand the track from the first practice to get the right confidence. I have a good feeling with the bike and we arrive in Argentina after two positive races, finishing with two 5th places. We need to keep on working to do the last step in order to fight for the podium”.
“I did a good race in Texas, it was a pity that I was involved in the incident at the first turn, but fortunately I was fast and I recovered many positions. I’m very motivated and I look forward to learn this new racetrack. The practices will be crucial to understand the track and gain confidence. We aim at closing the gap and get a good result”