Major fire breaks out at the Termas de Rio Hondo circuit

Large parts of the paddock buildings have been destroyed, thankfully no one was severely injured

The Termas de Rio Hondo circuit, home to the Argentina GP since 2014, suffered a major fire that destroyed a large part of the paddock buildings on Friday night. Thankfully, no one was seriously injured in the terrifying blaze.

“Unfortunately, the entire pit building was destroyed by the fire. This section also included the press room, Race Control and VIP lounges,” said Hector Farina, General Director of the Termas de Rio Hondo circuit. “Both the museum and the control tower, which are located at the end of the building, along with other offices and a mini-hospital, did not have considerable damage.

“The racetrack has full insurance against fire, so the economic damages caused are covered. As of Monday, the reconstruction works based on the works that were carried out at the El Villicum Autodrome, San Juan, that took five months, will begin. There were no victims to mourn and we want to thank all those who collaborated in this incident, those who generated moments of great danger due to the wind that was spreading the fire.

“We will work from now on convinced that, with the effort and dedication of all of us, we are going to meet the goal of once again having the MotoGP Grand Prix in Argentina.”

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