After the first series which was marked by crashes, injuries and drama, fans of the prestigious motor racing are certainly curious about how the second grand prix will go. The 4.8 kilometer circuit, with 5 left turns and 9 right turns awaits MotoGP riders.
There are four racers, Marc Marquez, Enea Bastianini, Pol Espargaro and Miguel Oliveira, who were forced to miss the race this time.
The first Sprint Race session became a byword because of several incidents. Where one of them made Bastianini suffer a broken right scapula after a collision with Luca Marini. Some drivers complain because they see the potential for more crashes.
Interestingly, one of the criticisms came from Francesco Bagnaia who controlled the Sprint Race. Apart from that, Portimao’s record for the fastest time, the defending MotoGP champion, was broken by several racers before returning to him.
This shows that the motor more competitive. KTM and Aprilia are showing signs that they can make things difficult for Ducati. Meanwhile, the Japanese manufacturer has not been able to overcome the problem that hinders speed.
Jack Miller is a challenger who cannot be taken lightly because he has several times approached his former teammate at Ducati, Pecco. It’s the same with Maverick Vinales, who became Aprilia’s mainstay when Aleix Espargaro had not found the right rhythm.
Pol Espargaro’s older brother has fond memories of Termas de Rio Hondo. He posted a win there last year.
Fabio Espargaro stepped into Argentina pessimistically. Yamaha Factory Racing racers doubted the capabilities of the YZR-M1 engine. Honda might just lose its way following Marquez’s absence. Two newcomers, Alex Rins and Joan Mir, should take over development direction this weekend.
Argentina MotoGP Schedule 2023