Motogp set for return to Argentina
MOTOGP will return to Argentina next year after agreeing to a three-year deal to race at the new Termas de Rio Hondo circuit, promoters Dorna said yesterday.
The race will be the first in the country since 1999, when Buenos Aires hosted the series.
“We will do our best to make sure MotoGP stays in our country for a long time,” Argentine tourism minister Enrique Meyer said.
Some MotoGP teams and riders are testing at the circuit in Santiago del Estero province, about 1,000km north of Buenos Aires, to gain data for a race that was originally due to feature on this year’s calendar.
That round was dropped after a row involving Spanish oil firm Repsol, who sponsor the works Honda team, and the Spanish and Argentine governments. – Reuters
Hamilton edged out last Sunday’s Silverstone winner Rosberg in early practice with a time of 1:31.754 compared to 1:31.973 but the Briton’s engineer reported DRS problems over the radio.
Third practice takes place before qualifying today. – Reuters