Texas confirms 2013 MotoGP race
3 October 2012 – Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas has confirmed that it will host a race on the 2013 MotoGP calendar. Until now, Rounds 2 and 3 of the campaign had been left empty, with Texas and another new race in Argentina expected to be announced.
The brand-new, Hermann Tilke-built track will host the penultimate Formula 1 race of this season before welcoming MotoGP for the first time on 19-21 April 2013.
“We are excited to be working with Circuit of The Americas to expand our programming in the United States and bring our series to an exceptional new Grand Prix facility in Texas,” says Carmelo Ezpeleta, Chief Executive Officer of MotoGP commercial rights holder Dorna Sports.
“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.”
The announcement takes MotoGP’s American race total up to three for next year, as the series already hosts rounds at Laguna Seca, California and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The last American World Champion was Nicky Hayden in 2006.