Circuit of the Americas to Host MotoGP Next Year
By Community | October 4, 2012
MotoGP have added North American venue, Circuit of the Americas to their ever growing calendar for next April.
The new 3.4-mile circuit in Texas is having the finishing touches applied before it makes its Formula 1 debut in November, and will become the first American venue to host both two and four-wheeled world championships in the same season.
Luring MotoGP to the track following a prolonged process is a major coup for the circuit bosses who have invested heavily in creating the first purpose built track for FIA and FIM events.
Circuit President Steve Sexton said: “The Circuit of The Americas team is delighted to introduce yet another world-renowned racing series to our 2013 event calendar-one we know will be hugely popular with fans coming to experience MotoGP for the first time at our state-of-the-art sports and entertainment complex in Austin.
“MotoGP has a worldwide fan base with more than two million followers watching races in person each year. We’re confident it will be a great addition to our programming and draw tens of thousands of people to Central Texas, creating yet another major event with significant economic impact for our region.
“We want to extend our thanks to the Austin Sports Commission for its help in securing yet another first-class event for our city and for helping us become the first U.S. racing venue to host two world championship motorsport events.”