28.07.14

2014 Race of Argentina - Preview

Rounds 15&16 – Termas De Rio Hondo, Argentina


2014 RACE OF ARGENTINA

AUTÓDROMO TERMAS DE RÍO HONDO

Lap distance:   4.806 km

Race distance: 2 x 13 laps / 62.478 km

Location:         6 km East of Termas de Río Hondo

Press officer:    Juan Cruz Mathus: tel: +54 9 351 6781332, fax: +54 11 45141400

             email: [email protected]

Airports:            Termas de Río Hondo (2 km); Santiago del Estero “Vicecomodoro Ángel de la Paz        Aragonés” (70 km); Tucumán “Teniente General Benjamín Matienzo” (90 km)

Lap records:      Qualifying: 1:47.920/160.31 kph, Yvan Muller (Chevrolet Cruze), 3 August 2013

                          Race: 1:50.248/156.93 kph, Yvan Muller (Chevrolet Cruze), 4 August 2013

 

ROLL OF HONOUR RACE OF ARGENTINA

                               Race 1                                                     Race 2

2013      Yvan Muller (Chevrolet Cruze)                     José María López (BMW 320 TC)

 

DID YOU KNOW IT?

11 May 2008 – The circuit was inaugurated by hosting a round of the Argentine Turismo Carretera championship. The winner of this opening race was Emanuel Moriatis at the wheel of a Ford run by Lincoln Sport Group.

29 June 2012 – After a radical rebuilding based on design by Italian Studio Dromo directed by Jarno Zaffelli, the circuit was presented in Assen, Netherlands, as the new home of the Argentine Motorcycle Grand Prix.

4 August 2013 – The visit of WTCC marked the first international motorsport event at Termas de Río Hondo. Yvan Muller won the first race, while local hero José María López created a surprise by winning the second race on his first appearance in the championship.

27 April 2014 – The circuit hosted the Argentine Motorcycle Grand Prix for the first time. Spanish riders dominated the Moto GP race: Marc Márques (Honda), Dani Pedrosa (Honda) and Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha) filled the podium.

 

WTCC TIMETABLE

Friday, 20 June

12.00 – 12.30:    Testing

17.00:                Drivers’ briefing

 

Saturday, 21 June

08.45 – 09.15:      Free Practice 1

11.00 – 11.30:      Free Practice 2

15.00 – 15.20:     Qualifying Q1

15.25 – 15.35:     Qualifying Q2

15.40 – 16.00:     Qualifying Q3

16.10 (est):         Qualifying press conference

 

Sunday, 22 June

14.15:                 Race 1

14.45 (est):         Race 1 podium ceremony

15.25:                 Race 2

15.55 (est):         Race 2 podium ceremony

16.00 (est):         Race 1 & 2 press conference

 

FIA OFFICIALS

Chairman of the Stewards :        Rod Parkin (GBR)

2nd International Steward :         Silvia Bellot (ESP)

Race Director :                          Miroslav Bartos (CZE)

Assistant to the Race Director /

FIA Coordinator :                       Rui Marques (PRT)

Medical Delegate :                    Jacques Tropenat (FRA)

Technical Delegate :                  Manuel Leal (ESP)

Press Delegate :                       Fabio Ravaioli (ITA)

Chief Timekeeper :                    Mike Salmon (GBR)

Incident Camera Delegate :        Lionel Bérard (FRA)

Safety Car Driver :                     Bruno Correia (PRT)

 

FIA WORLD TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP CLASSIFICATIONS

The provisional classifications for all the Championship can be found on the following link:

http://www.fia.com/championship/world-touring-car-championship-wtcc/2014/classifications

 

FIA WTCC RACE OF ARGENTINA

Shortly after the finish of the sessions, results of the event can be found on the following link:

http://www.fia.com/championship/events/world-touring-car-championship-wt...