Dromo, which designed Argentina’s Autodromo Termas de Rio Hondo that will host round 3 of the 2014 MotoGP Championship April 25-27, recently released a video of the first motorcycle taking a lap around the new circuit.
The track, which was designed by Jarno Zafelli, was “designed exceeding the highest standards of safety coupled with a very fast layout.”
Ahead of MotoGP, fans can get the most optimal view of Termas de Rio Hondo’s layout through the POV camera footage recorded on a Yamaha YZF-R1 piloted by 1982 World Champion (500cc MotoGP) Franco Uncini. The video was recorded in May 2003.
This April marks MotoGP’s first return to Argentina since 1999, the year racing took place at the Autodromo Oscar Alfredo Galvez in Buenos Aires.
Following are some Autodromo Termas de Rio Hondo Track Facts:
- Length: 2.98 miles
- Constructed: 2007
- Rebuilt: 2012
- Right corners: 9
- Left corners: 5
- Longest straight: 0.65 of a mile
- Pole position: left
- Designer: Jarno Zaffelli (Dromo)