Factory Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo will be hanging wheelies and looking to etch his name in the history books of US GP racing as the first MotoGP winner at the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas in April, 2013.
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."
Check out an full lap of the new circuit with some commentary from an F1 racer on details about racing on the track.