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MotoGP coming to Texas!

Looks like a new spot needs to be added to the track section. I saw this article on the MotoGP website but can't get the link to work.

Dorna Sports, S.L., 3FourTexasMGP, LLC and Full Throttle Productions, LP are pleased to announce the historic signing of a ten-year contract bringing MotoGP to the new Circuit of the Americas™ facility in Austin, Texas, from 2013.
This agreement includes the three categories of the World Championship; the MotoGP class - the pinnacle of motorcycling - Moto2 and Moto3.

The addition of a ten-year MotoGP deal is coupled with the already scheduled ten-year deal to host the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix™, for which the Circuit of the Americas™ in Austin, Texas is currently under construction.

Mr. Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of Dorna Sports, S.L. said: “We are delighted to be adding the Circuit of the Americas™ to the MotoGP calendar. It’s an honour to expand our Championship to Texas, which has a rich history of producing World Championship riders. We have had a wonderful and special relationship with Kevin (Schwantz) for 20 years and often talked about a mutual dream of increasing the popularity of MotoGP in the U.S. and raising our already successful worldwide profile. Now, with what Tavo Hellmund (Managing Partner of Full Throttle Productions) is doing in Austin, we have realised that situation and are looking forward to this new venture together. The ten-year agreement is a sign of our confidence and commitment to the future success of MotoGP racing in Austin.”


“For me this is a dream come true, that the MotoGP World Championship will be in my home state of Texas. I am such a believer in the sport and know how popular motorcycling is in Texas. I am sure that this will be a resounding long term success,” stated Mr. Kevin Schwantz, Manager of 3FourTexas MGP and LLC, and the 1993 FIM MotoGP World Champion.

Mr. Hellmund, who has worked hard to bring MotoGP to Texas, stated: “We are extremely pleased to add the best motorcycle World Championship to our annual schedule. This is a fantastic opportunity for the State of Texas and this region and I believe it is the first time in American Motorsports history that both the car and motorbike World Championships are held at the same facility annually. We are very proud of becoming the United States international facility for motorsports.”


“Kevin and I have been close friends for a long time and I enjoy a great relationship with Carmelo. I respect so much what they (Dorna) and the FIM have done for MotoGP globally. It’s going to be great for the State, the product is fantastic and you never know, we may even have a reigning Texan in Ben Spies as World Champion for our first event… that would be icing on the cake” concluded Mr. Hellmund.
Construction of the new facility is progressing well and is scheduled for completion sometime in mid 2012, in time for the first Formula 1 United States Grand Prix™.



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The hiway that goes by the new track is 1 block from my house, and it's less than 30 minutes to the track. Better be some trackdays.
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The hiway that goes by the new track is 1 block from my house, and it's less than 30 minutes to the track. Better be some trackdays.
I'm sure the local trackday guys will be on the phone tomorrow trying to line up whatever they can get because you KNOW they can sell that one out in 20 minutes.

I suspect I'll be making mutiple road trips down I-35 in the next couple of years.

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i wonder what that means for Laguna Seca and Indy.

any have a link to what the track should look like?

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i wonder what that means for Laguna Seca and Indy.
Autoweek says there will be 3 GP races in 2013. I'm assuming it will stay at 3 the following years.

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I'm sure the local trackday guys will be on the phone tomorrow trying to line up whatever they can get because you KNOW they can sell that one out in 20 minutes.

I suspect I'll be making mutiple road trips down I-35 in the next couple of years.
You and me both, I am going to try to make the first track day there, and the first Moto GP race there.

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Promo video for the new track....it looks like its gonna be incredible to say the least....enjoy


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Now that's a dream track.

"For me, the problem is that big part of MotoGP riders now are pussies,"Rossi declared. "In the past, this is normal, the riders were more like real men. Now it is more like they are children."

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TheX if you get the job send us some weekly updates. lol

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On Sunday Nicky Hayden said they'll be 3 MotoGP races in the U.S.A soon and it's being talked about. He didnt give much detail on it cuz he didn't know but said it would be nice to race at home. He's been at his house only for a week since the yr started.

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sweet track! =P

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OH HELL YEAH!!!!!!! It cant be built fast enough!!!!!
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This project is already in trouble before it has really gone anywhere. I've read a similar story somewhere else as well.

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If Texas can get it's Sh*t together and get this track build it looks like I'm going to be planning one hell of an awesome vacation in the next for years.


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