Repsol Honda Team's Spanish rider Marc Marquez (R) followed by Italian Andrea Iannone of Team SUZUKI ECSTAR compete during the 2017 Qatar MotoGP at the Losail International Circuit, north of the capital Doha on March 26, 2017. Spain's Maverick Vinales of Movistar Yamaha MotoGP won the season-opening Qatar MotoGP on March 26, 2017, shrugging off a poor start from pole position under the desert floodlights. Defending world champion Marc Marquez was fourth on a Honda. / AFP PHOTO / Karim JAAFAR (Photo credit should read KARIM JAAFAR/AFP/Getty Images)

A desire for redemption is carrying Suzuki Ecstar rider Andrea Iannone into the second race of the season in Argentina this coming weekend.

The Italian riders performance until his crash in Qatar almost two weeks ago, highlighted how his capability and feeling with the GSX-RR have improved and the Argentinian GP is expected to be an exciting one, in accordance with the circuit’s characteristics.

“I’m truly happy to get to the second race of the season,” he said. “I don´t want to hide that I want to redeem myself after the disappointment in Qatar. I think Argentina can be a favourable track for us and I like it very much. It’s technical and fast, and I like this. I hope the track conditions will be good. Usually it has a lot of dirt and takes some time to develop a good grip. I hope this year it will be better.”

The Termas de Río Hondo Circuit is located 6km from the city of Rio Honda, in the Province of Santiago del Estero. It was built over a 150 hectare area and was officially inaugurated on May 11th, 2008 during the visit of Argentina’s Touring Car Racing Championship.

In 2012, the reconditioning, enlargement and modernisation of the circuit began, with the purpose of turning it into Latin America’s most modern, safe and vibrant circuit. It is 4,8km in length (2.99 miles) and has five left-hand corners and nine right-hand turns. The longest straight measures 1076 m (3530.18 ft) and the race will be run over 25 laps; a total distance of 120.2 km (74.8 miles).