MotoGP strikes deal with Austin track
AUSTIN, Texas -- The new Formula One racetrack in Austin, Texas, says it has agreed to a 10-year deal to host all three championships of the MotoGP motorcycle series.
The Circuit of the Americas, the name of track that will be built by mid-2012, announced details Tuesday.
It says it will host the U.S. Grand Prix next year and the MotoGP championships will be held at the track for a decade beginning in 2013. That includes the top class, MotoGP, as well as Moto2 and Moto3.
The MotoGP World Championships have been held at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Salinas, Calif., since 2005.
The Circuit of the Americas joins the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Laguna Seca as the third venue to host MotoGP in the United States.
The Circuit of the Americas includes a 3.4-mile track and other facilities that will be used for conventions, music performances and business meetings.
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