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

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TedG

August 31, 2012 5:56 PM

I hope they bring Texas on line. It would be a long ride from where I live but it would be fun. As for Indy and the comment about riders getting hurt, it is up to the riders not to ride over their head or the track conditions.
As for Laguna, I have never missed a GP and before that never missed a Superbike since the early 80s. But I have to say the spectator accommodations are nothing short of appalling. Parking is a joke, especially motorcycle parking. There are few places on the track that you have any kind of a view, taking pictures is almost impossible. The hills to get to different parts of the track are just nasty. Traffic control is a joke, and worst of all the best thing about a GP used to be the venders, you could find all sorts of great stuff even from small vendors. Now it is so expensive for them to rent space 90% of little ones are gone. And oh yeah, the CHP and local police/sheriffs have a heyday on GP weekends.
I have a feeling Texas at least would be a much better spec

mrfill

August 31, 2012 6:01 PM

It really doesn't matter where the tracks are so long as they are good tracks. There seems little point in replacing good tracks which attract huge crowds (e.g. Valencia, Jerez) with dismal tracks where crowds are measured in dozens rather than thousands.

shamarone

August 31, 2012 6:11 PM

re: "No point in complaining about so many races in Spain & Italy - it all comes down to money."

exactly. if those COMPLAINING stopped... and instead directed that energy towards SUPPORTING, they would stumble (like so much forrest gump) onto how spain and italy became the powerhouses that they are. it's not MAGIC, those guys simply wanted it more.

re: "Motorcycle racing on car/F1 tracks makes for very boring racing."

no, it makes for challenging racing... which is the whole point... it's not supposed to be a cakewalk.

Sam - Unregistered

August 31, 2012 6:12 PM

Since when Italy holds 2 races? Italy holds only one race which is Mugello and if you must know San Marino is not Italy, It's an independent country. It is fair for every country to hold only one race.

shamarone

August 31, 2012 6:15 PM

re: "Is there NO OTHER track builder in the world?"

I already posed this question and challenged crashers for a response...? but none stepped up iirc. with that, those complaining got to drink a tall glass of "shut their pie hole”.

re: The Argentinian race was a great one to add to the calender, great location

well that's just an assumption stated in the affirmative, we don't know what it is or isn't at this point. could be another cluster, and i ain't talkin' about peanuts.

Sam - Unregistered

August 31, 2012 6:21 PM

@ Kev

No offense to other countries, but Italy and Spain have the most talented riders in GP series. I don't know much about Spain, but Italy has long history of motorsport, maybe the greatest motorsport country along with Great Britain.

Sun - Unregistered

August 31, 2012 6:27 PM

Laguna Seca is a great circuit. Indy should be dropped. Spain and Italy is great markets for bike sale, so it's normal to have many gp's. Argentina isn't quite good. Romania it,s ok but we dont have tracks.

shamarone

August 31, 2012 6:44 PM

re: "I think the consensus agrees that Indy needs to go."

no, it just needs a complete repave (not the piece-meal repave they've been doing) so at least the infield section is consistent.


re: I think they should go to tight twisting tracks with elevation changes.

well of course you do, you're a “fan-sumer”. by definition everything in life (bar-none) is framed in the same “me first” approach as everything else. in fan-sumer world, looking at the big picture is NEVER an option.

kg - Unregistered

August 31, 2012 7:15 PM

Well reading some of these comments on here has me a little confused. Who cares how many GP's some countries get, I think the more the merrier, after all don't we want to see racing. I agree Indy didn't look to good, but do we want one less race, or try to fix the venue. I know the track was designed to run in the opposite direction but not sure why it was changed-safty maybe? If you don't like Laguna now, you should have seen it before, dangerous and narrow. Since I moved from California to Texas I might just be able to see a gp up close and personal. Also wondering why some people on this site can't just enjoy the racing and the amazing talents and toughness these guys have. Sorry long post.

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