MotoGP » Austin MotoGP round remains in doubt


“To date, COTA has not had any meaningful discussions with me regarding MotoGP at COTA” – Kevin Schwantz.

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AdamR46

June 13, 2012 1:51 PM

Circuit of the Americas is an hour and a half drive from my house. 15 minutes from my mothers too. This needs to happen, I'm sure Kevin Schwantz will do what he needs to do on his part, COTA staff are just too greedy.

das boot

June 13, 2012 4:20 PM
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Rights holders, promoters, owners, sounds like a typical big business cluster F. I hope they get their shiz figured out so we can enjoy a GP in America on a "GP quality" track.

Seth - Unregistered

June 13, 2012 4:31 PM

Texas is so incompetent to do good things. Too much hate in that place, must be in the fracking and oil polluted water they love to drink. They could have done this professionally but as everything they touch it turned into a war. Motogp should go elsewhere.

shamarone

June 13, 2012 9:00 PM

re: "To date, COTA has not had any meaningful discussions with me regarding MotoGP at COTA, wrote Schwantz."

kev remember america is dominated by the automobile. as such the states are filled with uppity snobs from car-side who basically look down their noses at motorbikes. i gaurantee you that is what's occuring atm. guys like leno, miller (RIP), and barber are not the rule, but rather EXCEPTIONS to the rule.

but no worries, when they see they can't get the ROI they're looking for on cars alone, they'll be beating down your door and the doors of others desperate for the few pennys motorcyclists can rub together.

shamarone

June 13, 2012 9:03 PM

CONT:

motogp will be at austin. it may not be 2013...? and it sure as hell was never going to be for 10 years...? but eventually. outside the middle east, no economy exists that allows someone to invest multi-millions in something so terribly niche like a racing circuit and then think they can get away with being "exclusionary" and not open to diversification. mark my words, they will crack like a carton of eggs. just be patient. don't call them... they'll call YOU.

shamarone

June 13, 2012 9:21 PM

re: "with 2 American GP is this one really that necessary ?"

don't worry, 3 gp's in america won't ever be more than a footnote in motocourse. another HUGE mult-line dealer near me just folded last week. that brings the total to 8 within a 75 mile radius in the past 5 years. what do you think that means...? that US motorcyclists are supportive, valuing, and have a future...? or devaluing, cannibalistic, and inherently lacking a future...?

Nursi - Unregistered

June 13, 2012 10:42 PM

C'mon America, this track looked like a good one with plenty of elevation changes, something sadly lacking in the era of Hermann Tilke designed tracks.

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