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

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fuzzy - Unregistered

September 03, 2012 2:22 AM

I am from Indy so I for one hope they keep the race here. I've been all 4 years and its so much fun being able to walk around and see so much without the throngs that are here for Indycar and Nascar. They did repave the infield portion of the race, but I agree it might need more attention for consistency. I don't think it was overly dangerous, as other posters have stated, there were no more spills than any other weekend. BTW, one of the reasons venues get races are the attendance and the ultimate $$ that attendance generates. Indy was 69K this year, which I believe was greater than a great deal of other races, including Laguna. (granted, on TV it looks empty b/c Indycar and Nascar generally bring 300-500K fans) IMO, they ought to race Indy clockwise rather than CC--many of the riders have indicated this desire.

Kawi650 - Unregistered

September 03, 2012 5:19 AM

I'm American, and I think three races here is too many.
As much as I like it, I don't believe there is anywhere near the interest level here in the States to support 3 races. Meantime WSBK is going to Russia, and India soon.
Dorna is broke in so many ways.

RSMick

September 03, 2012 7:25 AM

The teams have no worries about the costs to getting to the rounds, its not like WSB and their silly travel fund. One round pays for all the travel for the rest of the season anyway.
Wow WSB go to Russia, nobody goes, they have 2 rounds in the UK nobody goes. They will lose Portimoa, Miller and Nuremburgring again nobody goes.

shamarone

September 03, 2012 10:43 AM

re: "shaman, No, I don't mean repave Indy. Indy has had its chance, and they didn't do what was necessary. Instead they chose not to spend the necessary funds to fix the track. Case closed."

i never cease to be amazed how the reoccuring theme of short term memory continues to "afflict" the motorcycle fan (unbelievable). to address concerns, they (indy) paved portions of the track just LAST year. to further address concerns they (indy) hosted grand-am on the road course THIS year. these are not the actions of a track owner indifferent. the problems that occured at indy '12 have their origins with us. that's right US...! in our infinite wisdom WE added a whopping 200cc's over the winter to a prototype formula. that's like adding 400cc's to wsbk or nitrous to street kit. see, the only 990 that's ever rode a turn at indy is mammola and the pillion D16. now how on GOD's GREEN is a track owner to blame when WE'RE the ones who went and moved the goal posts...? case opened.

shamarone

September 03, 2012 11:22 AM

re: "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"

billy rae valentine picks up what i've only been laying down for months now (fistpump). wsbk and motogp are in "competition" with each other. for the greater good, we must be stripped of this ability to choose (translation: merger). having mindlessly eroded their own positions, modern "fan-sumers" can no longer be trusted to do anything that ISN'T self-serving. remember, this is yet another concept you heard here 1st, 2nd, AND 3rd.

Lightspeedtim - Unregistered

September 03, 2012 4:47 PM

Unfortunetly i will not be attending Austins moto gp since being price gouged by the circuit and the local hotels there for their formula one race! Evidently motorsport spectating is becoming a rich mans pastime...guess i'll just sit at home and watch it on the ole Samsung.

Tcrook21 - Unregistered

September 03, 2012 10:20 PM

The best track in all America for Moto GP racing is Willow Springs, but as it is in the middle of no where, its a no go. Miller is awesome and smooth, but it is in Salt Lake City. No worldly appeal. If we massively upgraded Road America, Road Atlanta, or widened Barber, they would be great GP venues. Indy is horrid, but Dorna does need to keep at least two US races.

geekay007 - Unregistered

September 04, 2012 2:01 AM

Indianapolis is a crap circuit and should be turfed. I think we need two races in the USA and a couple in South America also. Get rid of Jerez and Valencia. Two Spanish rounds are enough already.

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