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MotoGP to make its debut at Argentina's Circuito Internacional Termas de Río Hondo in July.

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Guna - Unregistered

April 10, 2013 12:08 PM

This track has very few tight corners and hard braking points,, its looks fast flowing life philip island and mugello,, should be exciting...

DC - Unregistered

April 10, 2013 12:31 PM

So the CRTs and Satellite teams are once more left with a disadvantage of not having tested at a circuit. And flying the teams and bikes all the way from the Netherlands to Argentina just for a test and PR stunt? Could they have picked two points on the globe further apart? Way to save costs Dorna!

shamarone

April 10, 2013 12:33 PM

re: "MotoGP has been absent from South America since the 2004 Rio round."

yup, and the question the intelligent person is obligated to ask is why...?

"yellow fever" and brand VR46 were at an all time high. add to that the protagonists of biaggi, melandri, capirossi, gibernau, barros (brazilian btw) suzuki, kawi, 250 and 125 2-strokes, and big money "tomacco" sponsorship were all present and accounted for and yet they called... NO MAS...?!

noone of importance - Unregistered

April 10, 2013 1:17 PM

shamarone: If I can recall correctly that was the era of expanding to other countries. China, Turkey etc hosted MotoGP races around those years and Qatar followed suit. It's a good question indeed why Turkey or especially Qatar should host a round and not Brazil or Argentina which (especially Brazil) have a good motorsports following crowd and sponsors can have big and "appliable" audiences.

In my opinion Spain should revert to 2 races (omit Valencia perhaps) and the third one sent down there.

shamarone

April 10, 2013 7:49 PM

re: "why Turkey or especially Qatar should host a round and not Brazil or Argentina which (especially Brazil) have a good motorsports following crowd"

is it possible the S.A. following (same as we found in instanbul and shanghai) ain't as good as we envision in our minds...? just spitballin', but doesn't logic dictate big followings don't suffer their rounds being interrupted...? see entry for assen, phil's isle, jello, etc.

Dr.Who - Unregistered

April 11, 2013 7:23 AM

Pretty funny to read that Dorna banned private testing and all sorts of cost cutting measurements are made to make MotoGP "cheap" but meanwhile after the GP of Holland they're moving everything to Argentina and after that they all ship it back to Germany. That's seems like a good way to cut costs I guess the additional discount for travelling in large groups made this possible.
Sometimes I really don't understand how Dorna is coming up with rules, seems like being a good thinker isn't required to work for Dumba I mean Dorna.

Ron - Unregistered

April 11, 2013 7:31 AM

Yeh, but then again they moved Laguna and Indy next to each other on the calander last year, and then put Texas as a random flyaway between Qatar and the start of europe.

Dorna is just crap at geography

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