MotoGP » Texas to be included on 2013 MotoGP calendar?

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

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kenlucky - Unregistered

September 04, 2012 2:36 AM

If we massively upgraded Road America, Road Atlanta, or widened Barber, they would be great GP venues.
Posted by Tcrook21

True. I think both tracks are among the truly nicest in the world, but upgrading to world class GP standards is truly a pipe dream. The cost would be huge and without gov support of any kind it would be financially a nearly impossible undertaking. Furthermore the technical aspects are a HUGE obstacle as in Americans dont know how to build roads - simple as that and I dont think much has changed in the past decade. In fact there is little incentive anyway, as FED standards are antiquated and there is naturally "strong" resistant to change - in addition a racetrack is just another street job with a bit more care - if that.

kenlucky - Unregistered

September 04, 2012 2:54 AM

A good article regarding paving a GP quality racetrack

WDB - Unregistered

September 04, 2012 4:11 PM

"The best track in all America for Moto GP racing is Willow Springs, but as it is in the middle of no where" Posted by Tcrook21

Willow are you kidding me? What are you going to do about the high winds and blowing sand or the fact it could be110 degrees in the summer. I like that Willow is easy to get around but it would take a lot of money to make it worthy of a MotoGP race.

chris - Unregistered

September 04, 2012 9:32 PM

I've just got back from watching the F1 at Spa Belgium. Why O why is'nt this circuit on the moto gp or wsb calendar. Been to many places and l say Spa has it all!

kenlucky - Unregistered

September 04, 2012 10:38 PM

"The best track in all America for Moto GP racing is Willow Springs, but as it is in the middle of no where" Posted by Tcrook21

Ummm.... if that were the case (and it is NOT, but a longshot) American racers would rather commit Seppuku rather than return to racing in the US.

Actually, even if the track owner were to have a budjet of 20 million just for track resurfacing, reconditioning and GP quality run-offs it would still be a POS. The track does have it's ummm....appeal... but that is about it.

The sad fact most tracks in the US are ghetto or as "someone" :) said "we race on parking lots" (as a matter of speach in comparision to GP tracks). For an American to race abroad it is generally a shocking experience. To race a spanish track -with the enormous grip available is quite mind bending.

MBA - Unregistered

September 14, 2012 6:49 PM

Best if Cota never happens, if the F 1 is an indication. Price gouging is beyond belief. Preimun seats and room as much as $8000. Plus just try and make your own room res. I did and found Motel 6 as much as $395 a night. If you want a cheaper room and preimum seat, you can Stay in San Antonio 82 miles away. Seems they want to pay for the track in one event. Would Moto Gp fare any better?

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