For Immediate Release
MotoGP™ Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas official name announced
Austin, TEXAS (Oct. 25, 2012)—Following the announcement that the Circuit of The Americas will host the first U.S. round of the 2013 MotoGP™ World Championship in April next year, its name has been officially confirmed as the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas.
Red Bull has time and time again proven its commitment to the MotoGP™ championship with support both at the races and in the promotion of events. With the Texas race now under its sponsorship, Red Bull has spread its U.S. MotoGP™ involvement across all three races on North American soil.
“We are excited to know that Red Bull, which has distinguished itself as an outstanding corporate supporter and innovative marketing partner for world-class motorsports, will be involved as the entitlement sponsor for the first MotoGP event to take place at Circuit of The Americas,” Circuit President Steve Sexton said. “We look forward to hosting MotoGP and its highly engaged fan base at our new state-of-the-art sports and entertainment venue in Central Texas, and we’re confident that Red Bull will help us create and capitalize on an unforgettable guest experience.”
Dorna Sports CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta is extremely pleased that Red Bull has come on board for MotoGP’s newest addition to the calendar: "I am very pleased with this new agreement and the fact that since MotoGP™ has landed on American soil, Red Bull has been a true partner and given Dorna support in a strong, determined and intelligent manner. That Red Bull has decided to support us at the new Grand Prix to be held at the Circuit of The Americas in Texas next season will no doubt result in the race being a great success."
About Circuit of The Americas
Circuit of The Americas is a world-class destination for performance, education and business. It is the first purpose-built Grand Prix facility in the United States designed for any and all classes of racing, from motor power to human power, and is home to the 2012 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX™ set for Nov. 16-18. Racing series joining the Circuit’s 2013 line-up include MotoGP™, V8 Supercars™ and GRAND-AM Road Racing™. The Circuit of The Americas’ master plan features a variety of permanent structures designed for business, education, entertainment and race use. Its signature element is a 3.4-mile circuit track. Other support buildings include an expansive outdoor live music space, an iconic 251-foot tower with observation deck, an events and conference center, a banquet hall as well as a state-of-the-art medical facility. For more information and downloadable video, audio and photos, visit: www.CircuitofTheAmericas.com