After more than two years, MotoGP returns to America for the first time. Texas will host the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas next weekend.
Designed and built specifically for Grand Prix racing, the Circuit of the Americas – also known as COTA – hosted its first MotoGP race in 2013. Since then, the 5.5-kilometer track has hosted a Grand Prix weekend every year except 2020. The CarXpert PrüstelGP team, together with Ryusei Yamanaka and Filip Salac, is looking forward to finally returning to Texas. Not only because the race track with its long straights and yet some tight hairpin turns is technically demanding and physically challenging for the riders. A challenge that the whole team is eager to take on. The weekend will be particularly interesting for Ryusei Yamanaka, as the circuit is completely new territory for him. Filip Salac is already familiar with the Circuit of the Americas – he already rode a Moto3 race in Texas back in 2019.
Filip Salac #12
“The race track in Texas is very demanding – however, I was already able to ride here once in 2019 and I really liked it. I can hardly wait to get back on the bike here at COTA and continue working with the team. We have good speed at the moment and now we just have to manage to keep up the performance over the weekend until the end of the race.”
Ryusei Yamanaka #6
“I’m racing here in Austin for the very first time. It will certainly be exciting – I’ve heard a lot about this circuit and I know that it certainly won’t be an easy weekend. The track is challenging and quite bumpy in some places. Either way, I’m looking forward to the weekend and I’m ready to give all I can.”
The practice sessions and the races can be followed live on ServusTV at the following scheduled times this coming weekend:
FP1 Moto3: Friday, 16:00
FP2 Moto3: Friday, 20:15
FP3 Moto3: Saturday, 16:00
QP1 Moto3: Saturday, 19:35
QP2 Moto3: Saturday, 20:00
Warm up Moto3: Sunday, 15:40
Race Moto3: Sunday, 18:00
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