MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix Returns to Circuit of The Americas
Posted on April 08, 2022
Race Fans Invited to Catch 3-Days of Action Packed Two-Wheeled Racing This Weekend
AUSTIN, TX (Wednesday, April 6) - The 2022 MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas returns to COTA’s hallowed stars and stripes this weekend, April 8-10. All weekend long, race fans can enjoy hours of racing action including the first ever North America Talent Cup at COTA! Tickets for MotoGP start at $42 are available for purchase at http://circuitoftheamericas.com/motogp/tickets.
"MotoGP combines incredible athletic skills with powerful machinery. The resulting competition is action-packed, intense, and makes for an incredible two-wheeled, three-day festive weekend," says Bobby Epstein, COTA Chairman
With 3-days of on-track action and fun fan activations, there’s no lack of excitement during MotoGP’s annual stop to COTA this weekend. In addition to the premier class of motorcycle racing, MotoGP, guests can catch other divisions of two-wheeled racing including Moto2, Moto3, MotoAmerica, and the all-new North America Talent Cup. For a complete schedule of each practice, qualifying, and race visit: http://circuitoftheamericas.com/motogp/schedule.
MotoGP is the premier class of two-wheeled racing, with the top names lining up on the best bikes that the biggest manufacturers can build. With purpose-built 1000cc prototype bikes weighing only 160kg but producing over 300 horsepower and getting up to speeds of 355kph, the motorsport requires real athletes to take on a modern MotoGP machine.
Race weekends see practice on Friday and qualifying on Saturday, before Sunday’s main event – a 45-minute battle royale.
North America Talent Cup
The all-new North America Talent Cup (NATC) will have its inaugural season in 2022, with the goal of giving riders from North America and its immediate neighbors a new opportunity to further their careers and follow their dream of being a world-class motorcycle racer. The NATC aims to become the perfect stepping stone between lower level regional championships and the FIM CEV Repsol, Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup, and/or the MotoAmerica championship series.
At least one of the top riders in the NATC will compete in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup the following year and at least two will take part in the Rookies Cup selection event on the Road to MotoGP™
Moto2 & Moto3
The support classes of the series, Moto2 is a one-make class powered by Triumph’s glorious-sounding 765cc triple-cylinder engines and 140 horsepower, acting as the step to the top, while Moto3 is the knife-fighters’ class, with a load of teenagers on 250cc machines with a 60 horsepower engine.
MotoAmerica has reinvigorated motorcycle road racing in North America, and one of its primary goals is to send its riders to the top-level international championships: MotoGP and World Superbike. MotoAmerica is officially sanctioned by the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) and the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), and it features seven classes of motorcycle road racing: Superbike, Supersport, Junior Cup, Stock 1000, Twins Cup, King Of The Baggers, and Mini Cup.
To keep an updated schedule in your pocket and get the most out of your MotoGP experience, fans are encouraged to download the COTA App. The COTA App will give fans the opportunity to keep track of the race schedule, GPS map, food options, entertainment locations, and more in the palm of their hands.