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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Ron - Unregistered

August 31, 2012 11:23 PM

Please replace Motegi with Suzuka.

Bring back Donnington Park.

Stop messing with Assen.

Wouldnt mind seeing GP's (not necessarily at the same time) to Monza and Imola even if they were one off's

kenlucky kid - Unregistered

September 01, 2012 1:07 AM

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.
Posted by o0p0o0opo0opo

VERY TRUE. I live a great deal of years in TX and even raced their horrible tracks!! Heat and humidity is crazy! hahaha! Expecting Jerez like grip is impossible! Superbike riders find Valencia "grippy" to that of their home countries and Jerez is FAR better! I asked an engineer in the US over a decade ago what they used for racetrack surface & they guy looked at me puzzed.. "we use the same material we use on the roads" - oookaaaayyyy....

kenlucky - Unregistered

September 01, 2012 1:21 AM

As far as the issue of countries getting more races the question as some have said: money. The company and the series main objective is to make money. How the Dorna etc manage this another is another issue. Also one must consider how local and national governmens are willing to get involved and this plays an enormous part - notwithstanding their own interests and ambitions.

If the race makes money (for the company, locals, gov etc) and the track is good, the racers and sponsors are satisfied, i dont see the problem of hosting 3 races in the US. IF done well, I think Texas is a good oportunity.

Billy Rae - Unregistered

September 01, 2012 2:30 AM

What I have been told by track officials is
Dorna has put pressure on Phillip Is (which is under contract till 2016) to move the date of the race or face losing it completely due to it raining too often. Which is a joke considering the country only came out of a drought about 2 years ago

So they went down the road of lies being the track to NOT BEING SAFE last year and instructed new barriers to be built and to have the whole track resurfaced or move it to the same time as WSBK and drop WSBK.

Problem is that is also around the time for the F1 race so if you had MotoGP, WSBK and F1 all in the same month ALL would flop as people would have too many choices

IF this is true (and I heard it 2nd hand so don't know) I guess Dorna just doesn't want a race down-under.

I think its a great track and offers close racing

raafrebel - Unregistered

September 01, 2012 6:23 AM

Phillip Island is one of the best Circuts on the Calender.
All the teams and riders love going there as it is very layed back and a great track. There are not the massive crowds in the paddock, the riders can walk around with out being swampt by crazy spanish fans!
(no offence to the spainsh!)The food is good and the weather might be a little cool, But there has only been one wet Motogp race that i can remember. and it only rained for 10 mins during the race.
Laguna should definatly stay, it is another unique track and draws huge fans there, Indy also draws huge crowds as well. I think the had 60,000 there on race day. nothing wrong with having 2 races in the usa.
They should drop one of the spanish rounds and have the south african race bought back.
I try to go to 2 Moto GP races a year, living in Australia, I have to fly half way round the world to see another race. I love it! makes for a good vacation.
I was actually going to go to Indy this year, but going to Malaysia instead.

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