The Ducati Team arrives in Termas de Rio Hondo to continue its winning ways

04/04/2018
The second race of the MotoGP World Championship takes the Ducati Team to Argentina, followed a few weeks later by the race in Austin, Texas in the US.
The Ducati team will arrive there after its fantastic debut in Qatar, where Andrea Dovizioso landed his Desmosedici GP on the highest step of the podium right from the first race. The rider from Forlì was the author of a strategic win, waiting for the right moment to take the lead and then spectacularly beating back an assault on the last corner. Started off on the right foot, next Dovizioso will take to the track in Argentina ready to reconfirm his leadership position in the championship.

Unfortunately things didn't go so well in Qatar for Jorge Lorenzo, who was stopped in the race by a technical problem with the braking system on his Desmosedici GP. Now the Spanish rider will have another chance to return to the top, even if in the past he hasn't done so well on the Argentine track. However, the Iberian rider is so talented that he can never be counted out in any race.

The race to be held on Sunday will be the fourth edition of the Argentine GP at the Termas de Rio Hondo circuit. Dovizioso earned second place in the first edition of 2015, while in 2016 and in 2017 he was forced to withdraw both times due to collisions caused by other riders. Lorenzo, on the other hand, earned a fifth place in 2015, but he too withdrew both in 2016 and in 2017 because of falls. However, the Desmosedici GP has always done well on the Argentinian track, so if bad luck can be avoided the expectations for a good result remain high.

The Termas de Rio Hondo track is a fast circuit, given that the average lap speed is about 170 km/h, while on the straights behind the pits riders reach a top speed of 335 km/h. The circuit is therefore perfect for Ducati, though, as always, it will be crucial to get the tyres right.

For your convenience, here you can find the timetable of the racing weekend (local time)
Day/Session
Local time
Friday 6th
FP1
9.55 - 10.40
FP2
14.05 - 14.50
Saturday 7th
FP3
9.55 - 10.40
FP4
13.30 - 14. 00
Q1
14.10 - 14. 25
Q2
14. 35 - 14.50
Sunday 8th
Warm Up
10.40 - 11. 00
Race (25 laps)
15.00
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