Grand Prix motorcycle racing, or MotoGP is the premier road motorcycle racing league in the world. MotoGP drivers are among the most daring athletes in all of performance sports. MotoGP drivers often take their bikes to the very limit, driving well over 100 mph and lean their bikes over with knees just centimeters off of the ground. MotoGP is the highest level of motorcycle racing under the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme, or FIM. FIM is the major governing body for road motorcycle racing in the world and has helped build MotoGP into one of the premier sports on the planet. MotoGP has been around in the United States since the 1960’s, with the original races taking place at Daytona International Speedway. Following a 20 year hiatues. MotoGP returned to the United States, being contested at Laguna Seca from 1988 to 2005. In 2013, MotoGP once again returned to the United States, this time at the MotoGP of the Americas, taking place at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. The MotoGP of the Americas quickly become one of the top events on the MotoGP calendar, and is one of the most anticipated races of the season.
2017 MotoGP of the Americas Preview
The 2014 MotoGP of the Americas was one of the most exciting races of the 2014 MotoGP season. Marc Marquez made it two wins in a row at Circuit of the Americas and is the only rider to win the MotoGP of the Americas to this point. Dani Pedrosa once again finished runner up at the US MotoGP, putting himself on the 2nd step for a 2nd straight season.
Coming into the 2015 MotoGP of the Americas, Marc Marquez is the overwhelming favorite to take on a 3rd consequtive victory at the event. Marquez took home 13 race victories last season and will be the odds on favorite to take home the MotoGP World Championship again. At the 2015 MotoGP of the Americas, he will likely face tough competition from two time runner-up Dani Pedrosa, and a resurgent Valentino Rossi. The 2015 MotoGP of the Americas will take place on April 10-12, 2015 at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.
- 2014 - Marc Marquez
- 2013 - Marc Marquez
MotoGP of the Americas Event Guide
Where does the MotoGP of the Americas take place?
The MotoGP of the Americas is held annually at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.
How can I get cheap MotoGP Tickets?
TicketCity offers a wide selection of MotoGP Tickets, including some of the lowest priced tickets on the market. Tickets to MotoGP of the Americas are some of the most sought after auto racing tickets in the United States.
What are the best seats to see MotoGP at Circuit of the Americas?
There are a number of fantastic places to see the MotoGP of the Americas. If you are looking to see riders take their bikes to their highest speeds, turn 12 sits at the end of the longest straight at Circuit of the Americas. Not far away from there at Turn 15, fans will be able to see riders at their most technical, putting their bikes inches away from the tarmac. Other top seats at Circuit of the Americas includes the Main Grandstand, and premium grandstand at Turn 1.
When is the 2017 MotoGP of the Americas?
MotoGP returns to Circuit of the Americas on April 21-23rd, 2017.