A massive fire has wrecked a circuit in Argentina, devastating most of the pit building including race control and surrounding media rooms.
The Termas de Rio Honda circuit is known for hosting Argentina’s round of MotoGP.
MotoGP were scheduled to have a round at the circuit later this year, owning to a revision to the 2021 calendar.
A new race date is yet to be pencilled in, though the damage done to the pit building puts this year’s event in jeopardy of not going ahead.
The cause of the fire is still unknown and fortunately it has not caused any injuries.
Fire crews have reportedly been fighting the blaze since the early hours of the morning and are working to protect the circuit’s Juan Manuel Fangio Museum, which has a lavish display of bikes and cars.
“Unfortunately the entire pit building was destroyed by the fire that occurred in the late hours at the track, the sector also included the press rooms, race control and VIP lounges,” read a statement issued by the circuit.
“Both the museum and the control tower at the ends, along with other offices and medical centre had no significant damage.
“The museum will reopen to the public in the next few days. The track has full insurance against fire, so the issue of economic damage is covered in that sense, but it will surely take a long time to rebuild this important area necessary for national and international competitions.
“Thank God, there were no victims to mourn, and we want to thank all those who collaborated in this incident that generated moments of great danger due to the high winds.”