Maverick Vinales
Yamaha rider Maverick Vinales won the 2017 Qatar MotoGP Getty

Yamaha enjoyed a good start to the 2017 MotoGP season after both their riders, Valentino Rossi and Maverick Vinales, managed a podium finish in the Qatar Grand Prix in March. The duo will be chasing for another place in the podium at the 2017 Argentina MotoGP on 9 April.

Where to watch live

The first practice session of the Argentina MotoGP starts at 1.55pm BST on Friday, with BT Sport 2 and BT Sports 2 HD providing live coverage in the UK.

Live coverage of the second practice session starts at 7.05pm BST. Real-time internet updates are available on MotoGP's official website. Both FP1 and FP2 can be watched live on and are also available on BT Sport's official app.

Track Facts

  • Circuit Name: Termas de Río Hondo Circuit
  • First MotoGP Race: 2008
  • Circuit Length: 4.8km
  • Race Distance: 120.2km
  • No of Laps: 25
  • Most Wins: Marc Marquez (2)
  • 2016 Winner: Marc Marquez Honda)
  • 2016 Pole: Marc Marquez Honda)

Rider's championship review

Vinales replaced Jorge Lorenzo at Yamaha after the latter signed for Ducati for this season. The 22-year-old Spaniard was impressive in Qatar as he won the race on his Yamaha debut at the Losail International Circuit.

Rossi was also successful in making it to the top three in the first race of the season, leaving defending champion Marc Marquez and his Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa for a fourth and fifth place finish respectively.

Vinales clinched 25 points and is leading the rider's leaderboard, with Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso five points behind him in the second place. Rossi is third with 16 points, while Marquez and Pedrosa have 13 and 11 points respectively.