DOHA, QATAR - MARCH 26: Andrea Dovizioso of Italy and Ducati Team celebrates the second place on the podium at the end of the MotoGP race during the MotoGp of Qatar - Race at Losail Circuit on March 26, 2017 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

Following on from Andrea Dovizioso’s brilliant second placed finish in the opening round of the 2017 MotoGP championship season in Qatar just under two weeks ago, the Ducati Team is gearing up to tackle round two on the calendar hat will be held at the Termas de Río Hondo circuit in the northern part of Argentina.

This will be the thirteenth edition of the Argentina GP, and the fourth to be held on this new circuit. Andrea Dovizioso scored his best result here in 2015, when he finished the race in second place, but the Ducati Team’s Italian rider also battled for the podium right down to the final lap in 2016.

“This track is really particular: the conditions change a lot between Friday, when the track is very dirty, and Sunday, and usually we always find the best conditions in the race, because the track improves a lot after each session,” the Italian rider said.

“In any case Termas is a good track and we have always gone well here. We will tackle the weekend in Argentina pretty excited following the good result in Qatar and after last Wednesday’s test at Jerez, which proved to be quite positive and which allowed us to get some good work done.”

The Termas de Río Hondo weekend gets underway tomorrow morning with the first free practice session at 9.55 am (14.55 CET), while the 25-lap race is scheduled for Sunday at 4 pm local time (21.00 CET).

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