Crutchlow overwhelmed with Argentine support
There is no rest for the wicked, and with a ‘free’ weekend in the MotoGP calendar some of the riders have found themselves testing at the brand new Autodromo Termas de Rio Hondo.
On the back of another impressive podium finish in the Dutch TT at Assen, Crutchlow made the long trip to Argentina for some promotional work ahead of next years Argentine Grand Prix.
Crutchlow, and the other riders who made the trip had a press conference at the NH City & Tower in Buenos Aires, and that was where the Argentine public got their first taste of the MotoGP stars.
“This is my first visit to Argentina and I have been overwhelmed with how much interest there is in MotoGP,” said Crutchlow.
“The passion and enthusiasm for MotoGP here is infectious and it will be great to be back next year for the race.
“South America is a key market for Yamaha and Dorna and the interest today proves why it is essential that there is a MotoGP race in this part of the world.”
Crutchlow will get his first taste of the new Autodromo Termas de Rio Hondo circuit tomorrow morning, when the two day test gets underway at 10am local time, and Crutchlow will be the first man to complete a lap on a MotoGP machine.
“Now I am looking forward to trying out the new track on Thursday and Friday. It is a huge privilege for me to be one of the first to ride the track on a MotoGP bike and great that the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team can be involved in helping promote the sport here.
“From what I have seen the new track looks fantastic. I’ve had chance to see some on-board footage and it looks like it will be a good challenge next season with some very fast sections.
“I hope the people of Argentina are going to enjoy seeing us racing in their country.”