Nagashima ready for Moto2 challenge in Argentina

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What can th Moto2 team JiR Racing achieve in Argentina this weekend?

The MotoGP World Championship is heading to Argentina after a 15 year break. The series heads to Circuito Termas de Rio Hondo next Sunday on April 27th.

The racetrack, built in 2007, was totally redesigned by Jarno Zaffelli, from Dromo Racetrack Design three years ago and is now is ready to host FIM MotoGP World Championship.

The racetrack will be the fastest of the entire season, with an average lap speed reckoned to be more than 116mph (188 Kmph) in the MotoGP class.

The Moto2 race will start at 12:20 pm (GMT -3) and riders will cover 23 laps (110,538 km) following that will be MotoGP at 14:00 pm.

Gianluca Montiron, Team JiR Principal

"It’s a new track for all the participants and I suspect this will result in a little step forward for our rider. During the last race he was able to make a little improvement compared to the first race and the gap from the winner was reduced to around 10 seconds, considering the overall race distance. So this time I hope Tetsuta will be faster in a single lap time and decrease the gap on the overall race distance time. We need to improve little by little and every time we go on track we are conscious that our potential must be developed step-by-step without compromising the chance in our hands. From the technical point of view we will test new parts to avoid the difficulty that our rider has in the break after the race.”

Tetsuta Nagashima, Teluru team JiR Webike rider

“Argentina will be the only GP which will be a new circuit for all the riders so that the condition will be equal to all of us. I believe that this will help me a lot and I will try harder to finish the race in top 15 and get points. I shall learn the track as quick as possible, riding as many laps as possible in all free practice sessions and will try to find the right setting based on the good chassis feeling I had in Austin. After the Argentina GP, the races will be held in Europe consecutively so that it will be very important to find the good rhythm before going to Europe. There's still a lot to learn race by race, but I don't want to waste this opportunity and all I can do is just give my best!”

JIR Moto2

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