Lone rider Mir prepares for second Repsol Honda Team Grand Prix

28.03.2023: Gran Premio de la Republic Argentina MotoGP 2023 Round 2 Joan Mir will be the sole representative of the Repsol Honda Team at the Gran Premio Michelin de la República Argentina as Marc Marquez recovers from surgery.


Gran Premio de la Republic Argentina
MotoGP 2023   Round 2



Joan Mir will be the sole representative of the Repsol Honda Team at the Gran Premio Michelin de la República Argentina as Marc Marquez recovers from surgery.



Riders and team headeds immediately for the airport to begin the day-long journey from Portimao to Termas de Rio Hondo. This is the eighth occasion that the 4.81-kilometer-long circuit in the north of Argentina will host a Grand Prix event. Marc Marquez and the Repsol Honda Team have stepped onto the top step of the podium on three occasions in Argentina during the 2014, 2016 and 2019 editions of the race. In 2018, Cal Crutchlow won aboard the RC213V of the LCR Honda Team.


Joan Mir also boasts a strong record at the South American circuit, only once finishing a race there outside the top five – when he was seventh in just his second Moto2 race. Recovering from a DNF in Saturday’s Sprint Race, Mir took a solid 11th place – despite a long lap penalty.



The race served as a great source of information for Mir and his team to further their understanding of the RC213V and putting together a strong and consistent weekend in Argentina is the objective.



Marc Marquez will continue his recovery from surgery on a broken first metacarpal of his right hand.   
    
    

    
    
Joan Mir  36


“A busy start to the year as we are already heading straight to the next race! For us, still in the learning stages, this is a positive because we are able to get more time on the bike and immediately try out some new ideas.


We had a mixed weekend in Portimao, so I am hoping everything can run without incident this weekend and I can get more miles on the bike. This is the objective, to keep building and improve our speed in both races. Last year I managed a good result in Termas, so I am interested to see what we can do this year.


I also want to wish Marc all the best in his recovery, it is always better to be riding alongside him on track and have him in the garage.”         

    
    
    
    
Rider Standings
Pos.    Rider    Num    Nation    Points    Team    Constructor


1    BAGNAIA Francesco     1     ITA     37     Ducati Lenovo Team    Ducati
2    VINALES Maverick     12     SPA     25     Aprilia Racing    Aprilia
3    BEZZECCHI Marco     72     ITA     16     Mooney VR46 Racing Team    Ducati
4    ZARCO Johann     5     FRA     15     Pramac Racing    Ducati
5    MILLER Jack     43     AUS     15     Red Bull KTM Factory Racing    KTM
6    MARQUEZ Alex     73     SPA     12     Team Gresini Racing MotoGP    Ducati
7    ESPARGARO Aleix     41     SPA     11     Aprilia Racing    Aprilia
8    BINDER Brad     33     RSA     10     Red Bull KTM Factory Racing    KTM
9    MARTIN Jorge     89     SPA     9     Pramac Racing    Ducati
10    QUARTARARO Fabio     20     FRA     8     Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP    Yamaha
11    MARQUEZ Marc     93     SPA     7     Repsol Honda Team    Honda
12    RINS Alex     42     SPA     6     LCR Honda    Honda
13    MIR Joan     36     SPA     5     Repsol Honda Team    Honda
14    NAKAGAMI Takaaki     30     JPN     4     LCR Honda    Honda
15    OLIVEIRA Miguel     88     POR     3     RNF MotoGP Team    Aprilia
16    FERNANDEZ Augusto     37     SPA     3     Tech3 GASGAS Factory Racing    KTM
17    MORBIDELLI Franco     21     ITA     2     Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP    Yamaha
    
    
       
    
Team Standings

Pos.    Team    Points

1    Ducati Lenovo Team    37
2    Aprilia Racing    36
3    Red Bull KTM Factory Racing    25
4    Pramac Racing    24
5    Mooney VR46 Racing Team    16
6    Repsol Honda Team    12
7    Team Gresini Racing MotoGP    12
8    Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP    10
9    LCR Honda    10
10    RNF MotoGP Team    3
11    Tech3 GASGAS Factory Racing    3
    


Constructor Standings

Pos.    Team    Points
1    Ducati    37
2    Aprilia    25
3    KTM    16
4    Honda    13
5    Yamaha    8
    


    
    
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