Valentino Rossi faces this weekend one of the most special prizes for the Italian rider. Termas de Río Hondo will host the fourth edition of the Argentine Grand Prix, a scenario in which Valentino has an authentic legion of fans that even complicate the life of the Yamaha rider during his usual paddock runs.
After his almost unexpected podium at Losail, #46 wants to stay within the top 3 in Argentina, a stage in which he accumulates a victory (2015) and a third place last year, results that put Rossi as one of the candidates to victory next Sunday.
The Italian recognizes that the first race of Losail “was not an easy start to the championship,” especially after arriving in Qatar with pre-season results that did not invite optimism in the inaugural event of the championship. However, the technical team of Valentino knew to take advantage of the sessions of free and warm-up to give the Italian a bike capable of fighting for the podium: “We worked very hard during the tests, but during the weekend of The first race we fixed a few things, especially in front. The race was very good and I’m happy to have been able to reach the podium. ”
After finishing the race in Qatar, Valentino Rossi changes the ‘chip’ and is already focused in Argentina, a great prize where the Michelin suffered last year as in no other circuit, forcing Race Division to split the test in two parts to ensure The duration of the tires.
The 38-year-old says that the circuit at Termas de Rio Hondo is a circuit he “really likes,” and says he is “happy” every time he lands on Argentine soil. “I hope the asphalt is in good condition because last year It was very difficult for us.We will try to work better and return to the podium again “, concludes Valentino.