MotoGP » Austin MotoGP in doubt?

"If you have not obtained such rights then unfortunately Circuit of the Americas will not be included as a round of the FIM Grand Prix Road Racing World Championship" - Kevin Schwantz.

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Stuart - Unregistered

March 09, 2012 12:46 PM

@BenBostrumsSister - No one really!

I think it's all politics and backhanders to get an F1 and MotoGP event anyway.

Building circuits exclusively for these events creates dull and pointless circuits. The best circuits are produced organically to meet their current needs etc.

Riderfan - Unregistered

March 09, 2012 2:37 PM

I wonder if Mr. Hellmund (the guy that has has disappeared) has any connection with a certain Mr. Gillet who almost destroyed Donington Park?

Sounds like a very similar set of broken promises.


March 09, 2012 2:38 PM

cannot agree more with ya stuart every track within the past few years which has been purpose built for F1 & GP's has been dull or had issues such as aragons power issues last year! would love to see GP's at the brazilian F1 circuit & turkey's F1 circuit though!

bliz - Unregistered

March 09, 2012 4:07 PM

From what I read, the track design wasn't all Tilke, but Shwantz had significant input. It's just one layout for both GP and F1 (very un-Tilke like recently) and it looks amazing if you ask me--on par with Turkey or China.

Layout here: watch?v=8PmPFJRiX9Q

paul joiner

March 09, 2012 4:13 PM

With the current state of financial affairs chipping away at Moto GP status, ( loss of Suzuki, Kawasaki, and sponsorship for the existing marques) one would think it is of the utmost priority for those involved in the promotion of this new facility to get onboard and finalize the deal so that WE the enthusiasts,viewers, as well as riders themselves can continue to enjoy racing at new and exciting venues not only in the United States but around the world.

lean two

March 09, 2012 4:44 PM

This is just postureing.... Its all about money, pay-m more and be done with it already... Indy is done! they're contract is over after this year. Seca is the one tell 2014... and in the end they will pay. This is a sic-ass track, an Id love to see moto gp there...

Ian S - Unregistered

March 09, 2012 5:55 PM

Well I care if this race happens as the track is just down the road from me. The USA needs this race and MotoGP needs it too. This is nothing more than posturing and gamesmanship between the various parties involved and, as usual, is all about money. I hope that WSBK can also race here. Heck, I'd be delighted if BSB made this their fly away round!


March 09, 2012 7:05 PM

blah blah blah... same thing with every track ever built... the media likes to get all the play out of it they can so every little setback or delay gets blown clear the hell out of proportion like its the end of the world... same with every track no matter where its at or what its for

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