Argentina To Host MotoGP Until 2021
By Sree Varma | December 12, 2018
Dorna Sports has announced a contract renewal to keep Argentina’s Termas de Rio Hondo racetrack on the FIM MotoGP™ World Championship calendar until 2021.
“We have announced the sixth consecutive Argentina Grand Prix at Termas de Rio Hondo and we’ve signed a contract extension for 2020 and 2021,” said Gerardo Zamora, Governor of Santiago del Estero.
“Dorna Sports has invested in us once again. We’re proud because a lot of passionate people have worked to achieve this. Work on the public infrastructure alongside private investment. And we’re happy because, at each race weekend, the amount of fans has increased, having a positive and specific impact on sport in the Termas de Rio Hondo economy and, more indirectly, in the region.”
“For the first time there has been continuity, because we’ve all worked on this a lot since 2014 when it began,” said Carles Jorba, Dorna’s Director of Operations.
“This extension allows us to continue the work that has been done so far and to do that enthusiastically given the incredible importance of the Latin American market for MotoGP. The riders, the teams and partners feel that Termas de Rio Hondo is now well established, they like the track and the improvements made have been continuous and are always positive.”
The Gran Premio de la Republica Argentina has been held at the track in Santiago del Estero since 2014, before which there were ten Grands Prix held near Buenos Aires, with the first having taken place in 1961.
The sixth MotoGP™ event at Termas de Rio Hondo will take place from March 29-31, 2019.