This is a new track to the MotoGP calendar, which was specifically built for motor racing in 2012 and was added in 2013 to the racing line-up. This means that three MotoGP events are held in the US: here, at Laguna Seca and Indianapolis. The track is known for its dagger shape, designed by famous German race track architect Hermann Tilke. The Circuit of Americas was built with the surrounding landscape in mind and is unusual for having an elevation change of 52 metres (133 feet). The track is 3.426 miles (5.513km) in length, with 11 left corners and nine right corners.
The 2013 season saw the first MotoGP race here and Spanish rider Marc Márquez (Honda) took the victory. He was followed by two of his countrymen on the podium, with Dani Pedrosa (Honda) taking second place and Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha) taking third place.
The nearest airport to the circuit is the Austin Bergstrom International Airport, two miles (3.2km) from the circuit. The airport has direct connections to most major US airports and one international connection to London.
If you’re travelling by car follow these directions:
The circuit is about 15 miles (23km) from the city centre of Austin. From Austin, take Highway 71 or the 45 toll road, th take the exit to the Circuit of the Americas. The normal journey time is about 35 minutes, but racing weekend can bring traffic jams and fans are suggested to leave plenty of time to get to the circuit on time.