Old layout of the circuit (2008–2012)

Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo is a motorsport circuit located in Termas de Río Hondo, Argentina. The circuit was opened in 2008 and underwent a complete overhaul and rebuild process in 2012, based on design by the Italian circuit designer Jarno Zaffelli.[1]

Racing background

The circuit hosted the third round of the Grand Prix motorcycle racing season in 2014 and 2015, bringing Grand Prix motorcycle racing back to Argentina after fifteen years.[2] In 2013, the circuit also hosted Rounds 15 and 16 of the FIA WTCC Race of Argentina of the World Touring Car Championship, and the first MotoGP and Moto2 official tests.[3][4] The track was to host the Argentine motorcycle Grand Prix in 2013,[5] but the government's nationalisation of the local subsidiary of Repsol S.A., and the ensuing cancellation of gas exports to Argentina raised concerns for the safety of the Honda MotoGP team that is sponsored by the Spanish oil company, forcing a one-year postponement.[6] In previous years, the circuit has also hosted events in the TC2000, Turismo Carretera and Formula Renault series. On February 6, 2021, the circuit's pit buildings were destroyed due to a fire. No human victims were reported.[7]

Events

Current
Former

Multiple winners

Grand Prix motorcycle racing

# Wins Rider Years won
3 Spain Marc Márquez 2014, 2016, 2019
2 France Johann Zarco 2015, 2016

Qualifying lap records

The qualifying lap records at the Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo are listed as:

Class Time Vehicle Event
Grand Prix Circuit: 4.805 km (2013–present)
MotoGP 1:37.683 Honda RC213V 2014 Argentine motorcycle Grand Prix
Carrera Cup 1:42.063 Porsche 992 GT3 Cup 2022 Termas de Rio Hondo Porsche Cup Brasil round
Súper TC 2000 1:42.366[8] Chevrolet Cruze 2017 Termas de Rio Hondo Súper TC 2000 round
Moto2 1:42.726 Kalex Moto2 2019 Argentine motorcycle Grand Prix
WTCC 1:43.766 Citroën C-Elysée WTCC 2014 FIA WTCC Race of Argentina
TC2000 1:45.336 Chevrolet Cruze TC2000 2013 Termas de Rio Hondo Súper TC 2000 round
Turismo Carretera 1:46.865 Ford Falcon 2014 Termas de Rio Hondo Turismo Carretera round
Moto3 1:48.429 GasGas RC250GP 2022 Argentine motorcycle Grand Prix
Formula Renault Argentina 1:50.483[9] Tito F4-A 2013 Termas de Río Hondo Formula Renault Argentina round
Grand Prix Circuit: 4.351 km (2008–2012)
Turismo Carretera 1:32.318[10] Chevrolet Chevy 2012 Termas de Río Hondo Turismo Carretera round

Race lap records

The official race lap records at the Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo are listed as:

Category Time Driver Vehicle Event
Grand Prix Circuit: 4.805 km (2013–present)
MotoGP 1:39.019 Valentino Rossi Yamaha YZR-M1 2015 Argentine Republic motorcycle Grand Prix
Carrera Cup 1:41.841 Enzo Elias Porsche 992 GT3 Cup 2022 Termas de Rio Hondo Porsche Cup Brasil round
Moto2 1:42.829 Celestino Vietti Ramus Kalex Moto2 2022 Argentine Republic motorcycle Grand Prix
Súper TC 2000 1:42.996[8] Mariano Werner Peugeot 408 2016 Termas de Río Hondo Súper TC 2000 round
WTCC 1:43.480[11] Nicky Catsburg Volvo S60 Polestar TC1 2017 FIA WTCC Race of Argentina
Turismo Carretera 1:47.877[12] Guillermo Ortelli Chevrolet Chevy 2015 2nd Termas de Río Hondo Turismo Carretera round
Moto3 1:48.834 Andrea Migno Honda NSF250RW 2022 Argentine Republic motorcycle Grand Prix
TCR Touring Car 1:49.706[13] Mikel Azcona Hyundai Elantra N TCR 2022 Termas de Río Hondo TCR South America round
Formula Renault Argentina 1:50.656[9] Martín Moggia Tito F4-A 2015 Termas de Río Hondo Formula Renault Argentina round
Short Circuit: 4.805 km (2013–present)
Turismo Carretera 1:35.691[14] Juan José Ebarlín Chevrolet Chevy 2018 Termas de Río Hondo Turismo Carretera round
Grand Prix Circuit: 4.351 km (2008–2012)
TC2000 1:34.005[15] Mariano Werner Toyota Corolla 2010 Termas de Río Hondo TC 2000 round
Turismo Carretera 1:34.162[16] Gabriel Ponce de León Ford Falcon 2010 Termas de Río Hondo Turismo Carretera round

Notes

  1. ^ Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo's Grade 2 licence expired 17 July 2019.

References

External links

Media related to Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo at Wikimedia Commons