From 1 to 3 April, the Termas de Río Hondo Circuit (Argentina) will host the 2nd event in the 2016 MotoGP World Championship. Inaugurated in 2007, it is considered the most modern, safe and exciting circuit in Latin America. It is not a coincidence that since 2014, the track has hosted one of the rounds of the Motorcycle Grand Prix.
Usually, in the months preceding and following the MotoGP event, the Argentine track hosts car races. In previous years, that meant the track was dirty and abrasive, especially during the first free practice runs. The conditions improve as time passes, as demonstrated by the lap times: last year, Marc Marquez took pole position in 1’37’’802 while the best rider in the first practice sessions was Aleix Espargaro registering a time of 1’40’’806.
According to Brembo technicians, the Termas de Rio Hondo Circuit falls into the category of medium difficulty tracks for the brakes. On a scale of 1 to 5, it earned 3 on the difficulty index, which is identical to eight other tracks, including Losail where the inaugural race of the season was held.