Lorenzo keen to try ‘difficult’ Argentinian track

Published: 30 March 2016

Reigning MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo says he’s looking forward to this weekend’s Argentinian race at Rio de Hondo Termas, as the series returns to a track where the Spaniard struggled in 2015.

Smashing the opposition with an opening-round victory two weeks ago in Qatar, he says that it’s now important to see how the new Michelins and control electronics react to a circuit where the team have not tested extensively.

“ After the victory in Qatar and the good feelings on track, I now want to race at a circuit where in the past we struggled a bit. On the other hand, we need to keep our feet on the ground. We started the championship in a perfect manner but we still need to understand what the behaviour of the bike is like for different track layouts.

“I want to check if the bike with these electronics and tyres works well everywhere. Anyway to kick off the season like we did in Qatar is a good way to get confidence and work even harder to try to fight again for the victory here. The track is really nice and Argentina as well so I feel happy to go there.”

The action gets underway on Friday, with Rio de Hondo Termas three hours ahead of the UK.