The opening of the 2018 MotoGP campaign sparked into life in Qatar, but now the riders have headed to South America for more racing action back on our screens!
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Our coverage of the second race of the season from Argentina starts on BT Sport 2 at 12.45pm on Friday 6th April.
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Neil Hodgson's track guide
“It’s a strange track, it’s certainly not normal, but most of the riders like it.
“A little bit like Qatar, it usually starts a bit dirty, it doesn’t get used a lot, so the track can be quite slippy when you get there. As the weekend goes on, more rubber goes down and the track does get faster.
“That means off the racing line it can be quite slippy and difficult for overtaking. So because of that we can see quite a few collisions, with the end of the back straight a famous one. There are a lot of crashes there, with the guys trying to out-break each other, as it’s one of the best opportunities to overtake.
“It’s a great last section, with a good last corner for the drama. Marquez crashed there last year and so did Pedrosa. I don’t know who it suits really, but Vinales won there last year and Rossi has always gone well there. So maybe I’ll favour the Yamahas.”
Argentina GP: Preview
The Moto GP bandwagon has crossed over the equator to Argentina for the second instalment of 2018.
The curtain raiser in Qatar was a complete showstopper, but don’t expect any letdown at the Termas de Rio Hondo circuit.
Andrea Dovizioso and reigning world champion Marc Marquez deservedly dominated the headlines in the desert. The duelling duo encapsulated why they are the standout riders.
However, last year’s star man in Argentina was Maverick Vinales, who launched his Yamaha to victory and will be hungry to repeat that feat.
Vinales finished sixth at the Losail international circuit a fortnight ago, but proved his skill and endeavour having hauled himself back from a frustrating 12th place start on the grid. He must be feeling good and should be buoyed by memories on top of the rostrum 12 months ago.
Team-mate Valentino Rossi’s unwavering ambition continues to burn and the mercurial Italian will be determined to stay in touch with the leading duo in his pursuit of a tenth world title.
“For me, the riders to beat are Dovizioso and Marquez, maybe more Dovizioso…but I put them on the same level because Marquez always has the ability to be strong. I’m happy with my own first race, but we’re not at their level yet,” stated Rossi, who announced a two-year contract extension last month.
“In 2017 Maverick and I finished third and fifth; we can do more. We can, at least, try to fight for it.”
The Yamahas are clearly going to go all-out attack on the Dovizioso-Marquez supremacy, but what about British interest?
Well, a confident Cal Crutchlow built on an impressive pre-season to catapult his LCR Honda Castrol to take fourth in Qatar. For those who tuned in last year, you will remember Crutchlow stood on the podium after a third-placed finish in Argentina. The 32-year-old is expressing more confidence in his bike and might be able to scoop another standout result in South America.
It’s easy to forget other powerhouses in contention who suffered under the floodlights last time out.
Ducati’s Jorge Lorenzo suffered a brake problem and crashed out, whilst Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa is adapting to an injured left hand following a crash in testing. Can they both ignite their assault on the 2018 season?
Friday 6 - BT Sport 2
Free Practice 1: 13:00-15:40
Free Practice 2: 17:10-19:50
Saturday 7 - BT Sport 2
Free Practice 3: 13:00-15:40
Qualifying 1: 16:35-17:15
Free Practice 4: 17:30-18:00
Qualifying 2: 18:10-19:50
Sunday 8 - BT Sport 2
Warm ups: 13:40-15:00
Moto3 race: 16:00
Moto2 race: 15:20
MotoGP race: 19:00
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