Report: MotoGP in discussions for second US race

Flatrock Motorsports Park in Tennessee looking to host global motorcycling series.

MotoGP is holding discussions with Flatrock Motorsports Park with a view to racing at the new circuit next year, according to Sports Business Journal (SBJ).

Confirmed:

  • Circuit to be certified by the International Motorcycling Federation (FIM)
  • Track due to open in 2024
  • MotoGP currently races at the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in the US

Context:

Flatrock Motorsports Park in Tennessee is currently under construction at a cost of US$100 million. The International Automobile Federation (FIA) is expected to grant the circuit a Grade II certification, which means it can host all levels of racing except Formula One. Dan Rossomondo, chief commercial officer of Dorna Sports, had previously told BlackBook Motorsport that the US could sustain more than one global motorsport series, with the country being seen as a “very important” market to “cultivate new fanbases”.

Comment:

Rossomondo told BlackBook Motorsport: “We would obviously love to have many viable places to race in the US. Flatrock visited us in Austin last April and we continue to monitor the progress of their project.”

Coming next:

MotoGP has just three races left of its 2023 season, with the next event taking place at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia from 10th to 12th November.

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