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Gallery: this is how empty the MotoGP garages are in Argentina

The queen category returned after a week off after the intense Indonesian Grand Prix to the spectacular Termas de Río Hondo track for the first round in Argentina since 2019.

MotoGP said goodbye to the South American country with the victory of Marc Márquez, accompanied by Valentino Rossi and Andrea Dovizioso three years ago, so the Argentine fans were eager to see the bikes on the track again.

Gallery: this is how the garages of the MotoGP teams are on Thursday of the 2022 Argentine GP

paddock environment

Ambiente de paddock

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Pit lane atmosphere

Ambiente en el pit lane

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Pit lane atmosphere

Ambiente en el pit lane

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Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of Dorna Sports

Carmelo Ezpeleta, director general de Dorna Sports

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Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of Dorna Sports

Carmelo Ezpeleta, director general de Dorna Sports

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Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of Dorna Sports

Carmelo Ezpeleta, director general de Dorna Sports

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Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of Dorna Sports

Carmelo Ezpeleta, director general de Dorna Sports

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Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of Dorna Sports

Carmelo Ezpeleta, director general de Dorna Sports

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Darryn Binder, RNF MotoGP Racing

Darryn Binder, RNF MotoGP Racing

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Darryn Binder, RNF MotoGP Racing

Darryn Binder, RNF MotoGP Racing

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Empty Pit Garage Thursday

Garaje vacío del pit jueves

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Empty Pit Garage Thursday

Garaje vacío del pit jueves

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Empty Pit Garage Thursday

Garaje vacío del pit jueves

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Empty Pit Garage Thursday

Garaje vacío del pit jueves

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Empty Pit Garage Thursday

Garaje vacío del pit jueves

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Empty Pit Garage Thursday

Garaje vacío del pit jueves

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empty garages on thursday

Garajes vacíos el jueves

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empty garages on thursday

Garajes vacíos el jueves

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empty garages on thursday

Garajes vacíos el jueves

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empty garages on thursday

Garajes vacíos el jueves

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empty garages on thursday

Garajes vacíos el jueves

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empty garages on thursday

Garajes vacíos el jueves

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However, a delay in the arrival of a cargo plane with part of the material from various teams has forced the pilots’ departure to the Termas de Río Hondo tarmac to be delayed even more.

The images show a completely empty paddock and garages, where the teams must install large infrastructures against the clock to compete in the Argentine Grand Prix.

The media do not have it easy either, as they must use the pitlane itself to conduct interviews due to the lack of advertising funds from the motorcycle world championship teams.

The promoters of the Argentine Grand Prix announced the afternoon before the start of the event that they would postpone the start of the third round of the championship by one day so that all the teams could receive the material, and the CEO of Dorna, the company that runs MotoGP, Carmelo Ezpeleta , went to a press conference to clarify what had happened.

The 78-year-old Spaniard explained in detail that one of the five flights had a problem in Mombasa, Kenya. After decreeing that the plane that had arrived in Termas return to Lombok, it suffered a more serious setback than previously thought, although it hopes that it will return in time to resume activity on Saturday.

From MotoGP they assure that they are studying the situation so that something similar does not repeat itself in the future and, given the growing calendar, it will be one of the keys. The 2022 season of the premier class will become the longest in history, with 21 races, including the new Finnish Grand Prix at the KymiRing, and ending the party on November 6 in Cheste, with the Valencia Grand Prix .

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