MotoGP » Texas confirmed for MotoGP 2013


"We see tremendous opportunities to market MotoGP and grow its fan-base through this agreement and know Circuit of The Americas is the right promoter to help us achieve that goal" - Carmelo Ezpeleta, Dorna.

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shamarone

October 04, 2012 3:28 PM

re: "How many spectators will pitch up?"

initially quite a few. however the better question is how many will pitch up come year 2, year 3 once the credit card statements have been paid, and the novelty's worn off...? even cruise bailed on laguna for baby suri... and he's RICH.

HerbenCowboy - Unregistered

October 04, 2012 4:01 PM

I live in Austin and have been waiting for a long time. It's gonna be one hellva weekend... I mean week. Fans will have much more fun here as Austin has much more to offer when not at the track.

tcrook21

October 04, 2012 4:07 PM

Yes, three US races. We have three races because we can afford and market three races here. I will agree Indy is HORRID and should be replaced (Barber,Road Atlanta,or Mid Ohio)as a replacement tracks. However the USA more than deserves three races, and we could handle a fourth. Austin is easy to get to from anywhere in the US. Thank god there holding it in April , and not August. Its over 100 F all summer in Austin. I just hope its a dry race as April is definitely the rainy season , and wet races suck. Yeah USA.

bliz - Unregistered

October 04, 2012 4:08 PM

@shamarone

You're probably correct about COTA--I'd expect 2013 to be a sell-out and the following years will slowly decline until, hopefully, it stablizes. But that's pretty normal for any new event: even Silverstone.

However, Laguana attendance has been INCREASING since 2010 which is one of the reasons Dorna is keen to explore more opportunities in the states. The lack of Tom Cruise has had little impact. :)

Sam - Unregistered

October 04, 2012 4:28 PM

Although three is too many for U.S, but it's good if Yanks can bring money to the sport. They also need riders that can actually compete with European talents.

mrfill

October 04, 2012 4:53 PM

@gg
I believe the reason Moto2 and 3 do not race at Laguna is because the meeting is a joint AMA-MotoGP one and there is neither time nor paddock space to accommodate Moto2 and 3.

bladeyboy - Unregistered

October 04, 2012 4:55 PM

Wait for it, wait for it! By 2020 all races will be held in the USA and the Americans will think that its still a world championship. If they can't have the best in the world, Americans just come up with a new sport and call the winner the World Champion.
In this case they will buy the series, with borrowed cash of course, and then play with the rules until they win. Lol

Jixr - Unregistered

October 04, 2012 8:39 PM

Living in Austin, i'm super excited, but does anyone else feel the track layout is not very exciting for MotoGP? with as long and straight as this track is, I see HRC already notching a W on its boards for this track.

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