29/03/2022

Schrötter strives for revenge in Argentina & rookie Alcoba is looking forward to another new track

After a forced two-year break due to Covid-19, the 4.8 km long Autodromo Termas de Rio Hondo welcomes the motorcycle world championship back to Argentina this weekend.

The German LIQUI MOLY Intact GP team is ready for the third race of the season, which is also the first of two consecutive Grand Prix, as just one week later, from April 8th to 10th, the fourth round of the 2022 season is already underway in Austin, Texas.

Marcel Schrötter is full of zeal again after a rather devastating Indonesian Grand Prix and is looking forward to fighting for revenge at the Argentinian circuit. The German's record at the Autodromo Termas de Rio Hondo is promising, as, on his last visit in 2019, he not only cracked the 'All Time Lap Record' with a time of 1'42.693 but also earned a strong fifth place in the race.

Whereas for rookie teammate Jeremy Alcoba, it will be his first visit to the Latin American track, as the Spaniard only joined the Moto3 World Championship full-time in 2020 after winning the Junior Moto3™ World Championship in 2019. The now 20-year-old has already impressed in his first two Moto2 races, proving his potential. Alcoba hopes to use the same strategy to learn the ins and outs of the fast circuit, located just sixty kilometres from Santiago del Estero, Argentina's oldest city.

The five-hour time difference means that the best prime-time television is guaranteed this weekend, with the lights going out for Sunday's 23-lap Moto2 race at 18:20 (CEST).

Schedule (according to CEST):

Friday, April 1st:
14:00 - 14:40 Moto3™ FP1
14:55 - 15:35 Moto2™ FP1
15:50 - 16:35 MotoGP™ FP1

18:15 - 18:55 Moto3™ FP2
19:10 - 19:50 Moto2™ FP2
20:05 - 20:50 MotoGP™ FP2

Saturday, April 2nd:
14:00 - 14:40 Moto3™ FP3
14:55 - 15:35 Moto2™ FP3
15:50 - 16:35 MotoGP™ FP3

17:35 - 17:50 Moto3™ Q1
18:00 - 18:15 Moto3™ Q2
18:30 - 18:45 Moto2™ Q1
18:55 - 19:10 Moto2™ Q2

19:25 - 19:55 MotoGP™ FP4
20:05 - 20:20 MotoGP™ Q1
20:30 - 20:45 MotoGP™ Q2

Sunday, April 3rd:
15:00 - 15:10 Moto3™ Warm-Up
15:20 - 15:30 Moto2™ Warm-Up
15:40 - 16:00 MotoGP™ Warm-Up

17:00 Moto3™ Race
18:20 Moto2™ Race
20:00 MotoGP™ Race