The Argentinian round of MotoGP will be the first time a major racing series has visited the Termas de Rio Hondo, the brand new circuit in northern Argentina. As the track is still so new, the circuit designers - Dromo Racetrack Design from Italy - have produced some background material containing key facts about the circuit.
Alongside the list of facts, there are also a couple of interesting infographics giving a better idea of what the track is like. There is a track map showing the elevation change on the circuit. But most interesting of all, is the map created using simulation software to estimate which corner will be taken in which gear, and what speeds will be reached.
As a primer to getting an idea of what to expect this weekend, these infographics, along with the press release from Marc VDS Racing and video lap, are great place to start. Action starts in Argentina on Thursday.
Termas de Rio Hondo MotoGP Lap Time - Simulated with DroCAS™ [Infographic]
Using DroCAS™ simulators, Dromo designed the racetrack as per vehicle dynamics and to enhance rider's skills capabilities.
The result is a fast flowing racetrack as provided in the infographics.
|Name:||Autodromo Termas de Rio Hondo|
|Simulated MotoGP Ideal LapTime (3D):||1'34.302|
|Tire cornering data:|
|Laptime on left edge:||32.35%|
|Laptime on right edge:||45.96%|
|Distance on left edge:||32.28%|
|Distance on right edge:||38.42%|
|Average speed on left edge:||198.66 Kph|
|Average speed on right edge:||169.81 Kph|
|Racetrack Designer:||Jarno Zaffelli (Dromo)|