Formula One Track to Host MotoGP
The new Formula One track in Austin will host another major racing event next year. MotoGP will hold a three-day series starting April 19. Circuit of the Americas spokeswoman Ali Putnam describes MotoGP as the motorcycle equivalent of F1 racing.
“The riders are just amazing,” Putnam said. “They’re crazy. They reach some pretty outrageous speeds without being inside a car, so it’s a pretty exciting sport.”
Putnam says it’s too soon to know how many people the race will attract, thought the F1 race next month is expected to draw quite a crowd. “It’s going to be one of our other larger events,” she said. “It does have a U.S. following, but it also draws a pretty international crowd as well. Over 2 million fans watch the races in person each year at the actual events, to give you an idea of the size.”
Tickets for the MotoGP race go on sale Oct. 16. The cheapest seats cost $133.