Rossi confident heading to Argentina

Rossi is well accustomed to the Termas de Rio Hondo circuit and conditions in Argentina and he is confident that he can build on the excellent start he has made to the season. 

The Italian triumphed at the Qatar Grand Prix and came third at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin last week and currently occupies the top spot on the MotoGP standings as a result. 

Rossi holds a one-point lead over Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso and the 36-year-old is upbeat about his chances of extending his lead atop the standings during the Argentina Grand Prix. 

"I'm happy to go to Argentina because I like the track," he said during a press conference. "We hope that there will be a better condition of the tarmac compared to last year, because the track and the layout are good."

"It's also not a bad circuit for our YZR-M1, but first we take a few days of rest and then we'll try to be focused and prepared for the race."