Argentina will host a MotoGP round starting in 2013. Argentinean government officials, including President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, were in attendance at Paris where a three-year deal was inked with Dorna Sports.
The Argentinean Grand Prix will be held at the Autodromo Termas de Rio Hondo circuit. The deal is contingent on track renovations meeting MotoGP safety standards.
Grand Prix motorcycle racing last visited South America in 2004, for the Rio GP in Brazil. The last GP for Argentina occurred in 1999 at Buenos Aires – where Kenny Roberts, Jr bested Max Biaggi and Norick Abe for the win.
The new South American round will join the GP schedule along with a third USGP, as MotoGP will also visit the Circuit of the Americas located outside of Austin, Texas.