Earn your stars and stripes as MotoGP™ heads to the incredible capital of culture Austin, TX. The Circuit of the Americas, one of the most spectacular newer additions to the calendar, is one of the best fan experiences of the year!
Austin was a shake up in the standings in 2017, as Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) took another stunning win and kept his undefeated record on American soil going. Title rival Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP), meanwhile, suffered his first DNF of the season – and in doing so ceded the lead in the Championship to teammate Valentino Rossi. Texas was also Dani Pedrosa’s first podium of the year, with the Repsol Honda rider setting himself up well for the next round, held at Jerez. In Moto2™, the buzzword was one again Morbidelli, with key rival Tom Lüthi taking second. And for the lightweight runners, Romano Fenati was the master – dueling Aron Canet early on before taking a faultless win at the front.
With the incredible city of Austin just a stone’s throw from the Circuit of the Americas, fans can enjoy the best of MotoGP™ and the best of the US of A when the paddock rolls into town – something not to be missed!
About the circuit
The Circuit Of The Americas is the first purpose-built Grand Prix facility in the U.S. near Austin, Texas, with a 5.513km track and a capacity for 120,000 fans. Construction of the impressive 1000-acre facility was completed late in 2012, with MotoGP lining up at the track for the first time in 2013. One of its more distinctive features is near 41m-elevation change with an impressive incline at the end of the home-straight followed by a sharp left. The circuit is one of the most varied on the GP circuit, with a mix of fast straights and tight hairpins, with most sections mirroring at least some part of a famous track around the world. It was designed by well-known German architect and circuit designer Hermann Tilke. The driving direction is counter clockwise and has a total of 20 corners with 9 right turns and 11 left turns.
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