Argentina’s MotoGP™ circuit receives FIM homologation

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

The Circuito Termas de Rio Hondo, venue of this year’s inaugural Gran Premio Red Bull de la República Argentina, has received official homologation following a visit from representatives of the FIM and Dorna Sports.

The track will host the third round of this year’s World Championship, marking a return to Argentina for the first time since 1999.

Upon inspection this week by Franco Uncini, FIM Safety Officer and Javier Alonso, Managing Director of the Events Area at Dorna, a press conference was held in the grounds of the circuit confirming that the green light had been given. The presentation was also attended by Elias Miguel Suarez, head of the government cabinet in the Province of Santiago del Estero, and Ricardo Sosa, Assistant Secretary for Tourism.

With the circuit now fully homologated, those working at the venue will continue to finish work on the pit lane area and other infrastructure necessary ahead of the race weekend of 25-27 April 2014.

“We have been working very hard to take care of every detail with the circuit, also for all of the public who will be coming to this event,” explained Hector Farina, owner of the Autodromo de Las Termas.

“The latest changes we have witnessed are incredible and spectacular and it will be a pleasure to witness the best bikes and riders in the world competing here,” Javier Alonso added, pointing out that both the Termas de Rio Hondo circuit and the Province of Santiago del Estero will become benchmarks for such sporting events.

Having inspected the circuit personally, Franco Uncini (previously the 500 World Champion of 1982) added: “It is very fast, has a very special layout in terms of speed and will be very attractive to the riders. With such features, the Autodromo Termas de Rio Hondo is unique worldwide.”

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