Movistar Yamaha Crosses Atlantic Ocean for the Grand Prix of Argentina


With the 2016 season in full swing, MotoGP fans can hardly wait for the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP riders to return to action at the Termas de Río Hondo Circuit. After Jorge Lorenzo’s dominant victory at the opening round almost a fortnight ago, he and teammate Valentino Rossi gear up for the second Grand Prix of the season in Argentina this weekend.

Lorenzo underlined why he was crowned 2015 MotoGP World Champion when he rode a flawless race in Qatar last week. He aims to continue his form at the Gran Premio de la República Argentina. Though he’s admittedly struggled there in the past he still took home solid points, securing fifth position in 2015 and third place in 2014. This year the Majorcan will settle for nothing less than a duplication of his sensational opening of the season and will again be giving his all to fight for a place on the podium.

Teammate Rossi is also eager to challenge amongst the front-runners again this weekend. At the first round he rode a solid race and almost landed his first top three finish of the season. The nine-time World Champion can hardly wait to hit the track again, where thousands of fans will be cheering him on this weekend in the fight for a podium place. Last year he came out victorious in a brilliant race in Argentina, after he secured fourth in 2014, and he is up for the challenge again.

The 4.8km long Termas de Río Hondo Circuit was officially added to the MotoGP calendar in 2014, two years after it was remodeled. The re-design aimed to turn the track into Latin America’s most modern and safest circuit, providing fans with even more exciting racing action. With a fun layout that includes a mixture of fast corners (five left and nine right) and a 1076m in length longest straight, this year’s Gran Premio de la República Argentina is likely to be another showstopper.


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