The first ever Argentine Grand Prix took place in 1961 near the Argentine capital and was the first time a GP had been conducted outside of Europe. The annual visit to the South American country creates a festival atmosphere, offering a spectacular show on and off the track. In the modern era Termas de Rio Hondo continues the legacy of motorcycle racing in Argentina, modernizing itself more and more. Indeed, the world championship returns to Argentina in 2014 after a long 15-year hiatus, with the Termas de Rio Hondo circuit in the northern province of Santiago del Estero hosting the Gran Premio de la Republica Argentina – a race that had previously been held. in Buenos Aires.
The Termas de Río Hondo Circuit is located 6 km from the city from which the name comes, in the province of Santiago del Estero. It was built in an area of 150 hectares and officially inaugurated on 11 May 2008, during the visit of the Touring Car Racing championship. In 2012, the renovation and expansion of the structure began, with the aim of transforming it into the most modern, safe and exciting circuit in all of Latin America.