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Argentine GP promoted in Valencia

Argentine GP promoted in Valencia

Argentina’s Minister for Tourism, Enrique Meyer, attended the GP Generali de la Comunitat Valenciana on Saturday in order to present the Gran Premio Red Bull de la República Argentina. Following a 15-year absence from the MotoGP™ calendar, Argentina will return in 2014.

The 2014 race will be staged at the brand-new Termas de Rio Hondo circuit in the province of Santiago de Estero. Saturday’s presentation in Valencia was attended by Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of Dorna Sports, as well as the aforementioned Enrique Meyer, who commented:

“With our presence here in Valencia we wish to strengthen our invitation to the entire MotoGP™ family to come and discover Argentina and especially an area as spectacular as Santiago del Estero. We will also be in Doha and Austin next year in order to finalise all of the details for the World Championship’s return to our country.”

Ricardo Sosa, the Assistant Secretary for Tourism of the Province of Santiago del Estero, added that, “We are working hard to host the MotoGP™ World Championship. The city is ready, the tourist attractions of the area are undeniable and we have an infrastructure to accommodate 50,000 people over a weekend. The race track meets the level of the best in the world, both in terms of design and homologation.

“In early November we began selling tickets and the levels of demand are impressive, not only in South America but also in Europe. Many people are interested in participating in this event and we invite you to discover northern Argentina.”

Also at the gathering was Sebastian Porto, Argentinean runner-up to Dani Pedrosa in the 250 World Championship of 2004.

“I’m very pleased to be back in the paddock and meet up with many of my old friends,” Porto began. “With regards to Termas de Rio Hondo, it is a fantastic circuit and this year I have raced there twice in the Argentinean championship. It is a fast track and is at the level required by the World Championship. With regards to myself, I intend to return to top-level competition; I am working to look for support and, although it has been seven years since I last competed in the World Championship, I have done several Moto2™ tests in Spain and sincerely believe in my ability.”

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MotoGP, 2013, GRAN PREMIO GENERALI DE LA COMUNITAT VALENCIANA

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