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MotoGP of Argentina 2023, live: Schedules, transmission channels, how the results are going and more

He Argentina MotoGPthe most important motor sport event in the South American country, gathers thousands of people in Termas de Río Hondo, a peaceful city that during the competition becomes a true mecca for motorcycle lovers from all corners of the world.

The Argentine Motorcycle Grand Prix will be held this year from March 31 to April 2 at the Río Hondo racetrack, in the province of Santiago del Estero, some 1,150 kilometers northwest of Buenos Aires.

“MotoGP is perhaps the main world event that Argentina has due to the scope of international visibility, the economic impact it generates in northern Argentina and the number of visitors from abroad who come to witness the competition,” Ricardo Sosa, secretary, told EFE. executive of the Institute of Tourism Promotion of Argentina.

Schedules of the MotoGP of Argentina 2023

Check here the schedules in the world to follow the MotoGP of Argentina live

  • 2:00 p.m. – Argentina
  • 12:00 pm – Colombia
  • 12:00 pm – Peru
  • 11:00 am – Mexico
  • 7:00 p.m. – Spain

The Motorcycle World Championship has a long history in Argentina. Between 1961 and 1999 several dates of this competition were held in Buenos Aires. And since 2014, only with the pause imposed by the pandemic, it has been run in Termas de Río Hondo, where there are already agreed dates until 2025.

For the 2023 edition, the organizers expect a concurrence of 180,000 people who will take over the host town -of some 67,000 inhabitants- and several nearby cities, such as the provincial capital of Santiago del Estero, the oldest city in Argentina, and the It is also a neighbor of San Miguel de Tucumán, the place where the independence of the country was declared in 1816.

Which channels broadcast the MotoGP of Argentina live

  • Channels 102 of Cablevisión Digital, HD and Flow
  • DirecTV channels 622 (SD) and 1622 (HD)
  • Channels 104 (SD) and 1009 (HD) of Telecentro

A third of those who come to enjoy MotoGP are foreigners. A significant proportion, about 15,000, are Brazilians, of whom about 9,000 travel to Argentina on their motorcycles on a fascinating journey that lasts about two weeks.

There are even Colombians and Peruvians who come to Río Hondo on their motorcycles. The rest of the foreigners, mainly from neighboring countries, arrive mostly by air.

And there are some 4,000 visitors who travel from Europe and the United States, mostly members of the competition teams, the organization of the event and the sponsors.

“Termas de Río Hondo has 14,000 hotel beds that are transformed into 22,000, with alternative accommodations that are opened especially for this event. There is also accommodation in San Miguel de Tucumán and in the city of Santiago del Estero. In total, they add up to around 50,000 places for people who come from abroad,” Sosa said.

The profile of foreign visitors is “that of motorcycle fans under 40, a segment with high purchasing power,” he said.

To them are added the thousands of Argentines who arrive, mainly, from the provinces of Buenos Aires, Santa Fe and Córdoba, with a deep-rooted love for motor sport.

This crowd, Sosa points out, floods the city “with the spirit of motorcycles.” And it is that around the MotoGP massive and unique meetings of “motorcycle riders” are generated, as lovers of motorcycles and the culture of two wheels are called in Argentina.

“From days before the event they begin to arrive and the city is transformed with the fanatic bars of Suzuki, Ducati or Yamaha. Musical shows are organized around these meetings. And at the racetrack there is a ‘fan zone’, with motorcycle and aerial stunts”, said Sosa.

Many of the foreigners who attend MotoGP later visit other tourist destinations in northern Argentina.

In Río Hondo, the national capital of thermal tourism, they also enjoy other natural attractions and its unique Automobile Museum, which houses an outstanding collection of classic motorcycles. In addition to MotoGP, the Río Hondo racetrack has been a bivouac in the 2015 and 2016 Dakar Rally.

“Santiago del Estero has become a reference in sports tourism due to the infrastructure and the events that it has captured in recent times,” said Sosa.

The province hosted the Hockey Pro League last December; a week ago it hosted a PGA Tour Latinoamérica tournament; next Tuesday it will receive the Argentine soccer team, champion in Qatar 2022, for a friendly against Curaçao; and in September it will host the world BMX tournament.


Source: Elcomercio

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