Round 2 of the 2019 MotoGP season is going to take place at the Termas de Río Hondo circuit in Argentina this weekend. The opening race of the season was spectacular with Dovi snatching the win from Marquez by a blink of an eye. Four teams protested against Ducati using an ‘illegal aero device’ which could have caused Marquez the Qatar GP. Let’s see how things turn out at the 2019 Argentina GP.
Here are 5 things you should know about the Argentina GP-
1- The Argentinian track is the second-fastest on the calendar after Phillip Island, with an average speed of 177 km/h.
2- The upcoming race will mark the 15th edition of the Grand Prix of Argentina, which will unfold at Termas de Río Hondo for the sixth time. The first GP of Argentina dates back to 1961 and was held at the “Oscar Alfredo Galvez” track, located on the southern outskirts of Buenos Aires.
3- In 2017, the same winners of the opening round also claimed the top step of the podium in Argentina: dire Joan Mir (Moto3), Franco Morbidelli (Moto2) e Maverick Viñales (MotoGP).
4- In 2018, after taking pole position onboard the Pramac Racing Team’s Ducati Desmosedici GP, Jack Miller was the only rider not to change tyres on the grid from slick to rain compounds before the start. As the rest of the field couldn’t start all together from pit-lane, Race Direction opted to separate the Australian from the rest of the grid by a few empty rows. In the aftermath, the starting regulations were further optimized.
5- To date, Ducati has yet to claim a win on Argentinian soil.