Undefeated in the opening two rounds of the 2014 season, reigning MotoGP champion Marc Marquez leads the series into its new Argentinean adventure this weekend.

Argentina last hosted MotoGP back in 1999, at the Autodromo Oscar A. Galvez in Buenos Aires. The return venue will be the newly modified Termas de Rio Hondo circuit, 1000km to the north-west of the capital.

A small selection of satellite riders tested at the track last July, including Honda riders Stefan Bradl and Alvaro Bautista, whose data will provide a rough starting point for Marquez and Repsol Honda team-mate Dani Pedrosa during Friday morning's FP1.

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"Argentina will be a new track for most of us, some riders went a year ago but I don't think the track surface was ideal so they were a little limited on the amount of laps they could do," said Marquez.

"I'm looking forward to visiting a new circuit and it will be nice for the fans. We will be looking to continue with the same momentum from the first two races of the season."

Second in the standings but already 14 points from Marquez, Pedrosa has been doing his 'homework' ahead of this weekend.

"After Austin I'm looking forward to Argentina and getting some laps around the track to feel the bike and learn the circuit," said Pedrosa. "I don't know much about the new track, I've tried to do some homework with maps and videos and find out as much as I could before arriving but it's hard to say something not being on the bike.

"I'm looking forward to the weekend and meeting the fans over there as it will be my first visit to the country!"