MotoGP » F1 impressed with new US MotoGP venue


"I'm sure it will quickly earn a reputation for being one of the greatest racetracks in the world"

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shamarone

November 19, 2012 5:17 PM

re: "Cost is supposed to be $50k/day and that's tougher to drum up from the bike market."

100 riders @ $750-$1000 bucks each should do. everything's big in texas, including the bank accounts.

Smokin - Unregistered

November 19, 2012 5:26 PM

Shockjock, blimey that is some hire fee! thanks for the response though. Maybe when its been around a while the fee will be more competitive. During the winter 3 days at somewhere like Jerez or Portimao is only about $400 per rider. Weather usually OK (not OK by Texas standards!).

Cpt Viking - Unregistered

November 19, 2012 6:47 PM

Looks a good track for the bikes. Watched the F1 race and it was dull. boring, as exciting as custard and it went on. And on. And on. Right enough, the bikes are better at every shared circuit...

GoAustin - Unregistered

November 19, 2012 6:55 PM

For those of us who were at the track this past weekend, which corner do you think will be best for watching MotoGP? I'm thinking 12, but I only walked about 2/3 of the track.

John - Unregistered

November 19, 2012 6:55 PM

They just need to get the Mickey Mouse Indianapolis circuit off the the calendar now. It really is a joke... Leave it to NASCAR, the COTA circuit shows how it should be done. Also, invest in Laguna Seca's future to make sure we don't lose the Corkscrew....

bigd - Unregistered

November 19, 2012 7:35 PM

For our US cousins,

Are they organising track bike days at the circuit? Can you hire track bikes there?

A bunch of us ex-racers (older but not bolder) like to visit big overseas tracks to relive our glory days! Only done Europe so far, but if we can get cheap flights then this looks like a beauty.

Smokin.


Dont know about TD on this track (maybe long shot). if you go to COTA website and on "visit" tap "Track rental". It cost $50,000 aday to rent

aeolus

November 19, 2012 7:38 PM

Awful! All those red lines. Give me Watkins Glen in the late 60s. A strip of asphalt snaking through the trees! No run off. When men were men. No bike races there unfortunately but GP cars and Can Am and Trans Am--the golden years of motor racing. 1000HP Porches
fire breathing monsters. Just imagine this circuit when the puny 4 cylinder turbos arrive. Are they serious? No doubt they will have to call in the NASCAR taxi cabs to make the circuit pay. What a laugh. And the klutzes in the stands will lap it up.

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