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Dorna in negotiations with the Circuit of the Americas about a MotoGP race in 2013

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LawrenceNunn - Unregistered

August 31, 2012 12:16 PM

Well seeing as Spain already has 4 races, I think it's fair that 2 of their races get cut out of the calender.

The Argentinian race was a great one to add to the calender, great location, just hope the track is good.

If this does go through though, I hope it replaces Indy. It may have the history, but the spectacle just isn't there. The riders hate it as well.

Not sure about India though...

crash net

August 31, 2012 12:45 PM

It is good that they are adding circuits, would like to see a few more below the equator whether it be, S.America, Africa or India.
Superbikes championships needs to do the same, it has great racing but besides the Miller USA round and Philip Island it is just a European championship(albeit with great racing).

Nick636

August 31, 2012 12:51 PM

@ LancetheHooliganAlbo

I would love to see Phakisa or Kyalami reinstated on the calendar. Would give us SAFFAS something to go watch again!!! BUT, the last photos I saw of Phakisa were NOT nice. The track looks run down, the surface cracked and bumpy, and just generally unkept. Kyalami was looking GORGEOUS when SBK came here in 2010, and the riders all claimed to LOVE the circuit. I do think South Africa needs to be on the calendar again though. SPECIALLY with bikes. SBK has 4 South Africans on the grid now (WSS at least, and SSTK1000 when MacFlash rides).

Nick636

August 31, 2012 12:54 PM

The other issue I have is that all these NEW locations are all adding TILKE tracks, which, in essence, ARE THE SAME!!!

Is there NO OTHER track builder in the world? One that can look at the truly great circuits such as Phillip Island, Monza, SPA, and Assen and get some inspiration?!

alol - Unregistered

August 31, 2012 12:55 PM

It's no good removing the plethora of Iberian rounds if they're all going to go Stateside, as per previous thoughts of other posters on here, Indianapolis is a joke circuit for Moto GP. Personally would like to see the A1 Ring at Zeltweg back if they can't homogolate the Salzburgring..............lol

Pizdoff - Unregistered

August 31, 2012 1:16 PM

The track to drop is Indianapolis - before someone's killed.

It was a disgrace they went there this year after last year's concerns.

The riders weren't keen but they went anyway. And riders were injured just as predicted. Lucky only that it wasn't worse.

Arguably the series finale has turned into a damp squib, Stoner's effectively out of it, and the culpability for all of it sits, as usual, with Dorna.

They must have a Lemming on their corporate coat of inept arms.

Vilas

August 31, 2012 1:17 PM

I dont see big probleme at Indy.. One circuit is one circuit, diferente challanges!! But i agree that some counstries must loss some GPs like spain 4exemple or Italy.. I just dont whant to loss one Gp him Portugal!! So please if you guys are bored with Estoril at least change to Portimao track.. One Gp for countrie i think is fair enaught..

Kev - Unregistered

August 31, 2012 1:29 PM

No point in complaining about so many races in Spain & Italy - it all comes down to money.
Bike sport is far more popular there than anywhere else - the events are always packed full, their TV pays more than anyone else for the viewing rights, and the grids are packed with Spanish / Italian teams and sponsors.
Money talks.

o0p0o0opo0opo - Unregistered

August 31, 2012 1:45 PM

bla bla bla...

If USA can't present a decent asphalt like Jerez they doesn't deserve another GP. Look indianapolis, that's the worst asphalt ever in the entire championship, pilots say thay ride there is like riding in rainy conditions.

Remove indianalpolis first, then, and only then, if the track is good, could be aproved or simple... GTFO.

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