WilliamsF1 wrote:TMS infield is too short and has to be combined with part of the oval. Motogp does not run any part of the oval at Indy, TMS also does not have a pit building. Motogp will not sanction TMS for these reasons.
I was surprised by the statement that the race was considered as Texas GP rather than 3rd US GP.
Schwantz has assigned the contract to Hellmund's company, but if Hellmund's company has no track to hold the race at, why doesn't Schwantz cancel the contract?
From the noise I've heard, they won't have any problem holding the race somewhere.
Back when the MotoGP folks were in the states for the Austin MotoGP announcement, I heard that they had taken the opportunity to check out several venues, and that they could race TMS and TWS with minor upgrades, like, for example, a basic pit building at TMS or some GS upgrades at TWS. Maybe you're assuming with more than a year til the race that none of these venues would be willing to undergo relatively minor upgrades to land MotoGP.
I've also heard recent rumblings of a new road course in the Houston area, intended for basically everything but
F1. NOLA is supposed to be very interested in MotoGP. So are some folks in Mexico from what I'm hearing.
Re: the banking, MotoGP has used banked track at IMS before the new road course, and arguably the biggest moto race in the U.S. is at Daytona, using the banking.
I'll be shocked if this race doesn't happen, even if it's assigned somewhere else.
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