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Track facts: MotoGP round 2 Austin, USA | Events

The Circuit Of The Americas is the first purpose-built Grand Prix facility in the U.S. near Austin, Texas, with a 5.513km track and a capacity for 120,000 fans.

Construction of the impressive 1000-acre facility was completed late in 2012, with MotoGP lining up at the track for the first time in 2013.

One of its more distinctive features is near 41m-elevation change with an impressive incline at the end of the home-straight followed by a sharp left. The circuit is one of the most varied on the GP circuit, with a mix of fast straights and tight hairpins, with most sections mirroring at least some part of a famous track around the world.

It was designed by well-known German architect and circuit designer Hermann Tilke. The driving direction is counter clockwise and has a total of 20 corners with 9 right turns and 11 left turns.

Circuit info

Length: 5.513 m / 3.426 miles

Width: 15m

Left corners: 11

Right corners: 9

Longest straight: 1.200 m / 0.746 miles

Constructed: 2012

Laps: MotoGP – 21 – Distance: 115.8km

Laps: Moto2 – 19 – Distance: 104.7km

Laps: Moto3 – 18 – Distance: 99.2km

Circuit Of The Americas:

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Records Season Rider Motorcycle Time Speed
MotoGP
Fastest Lap 2014 Marc MARQUEZ (SPA) Honda 2’02.773 161.6 km/h
Circuit Record 2014 Marc MARQUEZ (SPA) Honda 2’03.575 160.6 km/h
Best Pole 2014 Marc MARQUEZ (SPA) Honda 2’02.773 161.6 km/h
Top Speed 2013 Marc MARQUEZ (SPA) Honda 341.6 km/h
Moto2
Fastest Lap 2014 Maverick VIÑALES (SPA) Kalex 2’10.103 152.5 km/h
Circuit Record 2014 Maverick VIÑALES (SPA) Kalex 2’10.103 152.5 km/h
Best Pole 2014 Esteve RABAT (SPA) Kalex 2’10.135 152.5 km/h
Top Speed 2013 Pol ESPARGARO (SPA) Kalex 282.2 km/h
Moto3
Fastest Lap 2014 Jack MILLER (AUS) KTM 2’16.342 145.5 km/h
Circuit Record 2013 Luis SALOM (SPA) KTM 2’16.345 145.5 km/h
Best Pole 2014 Jack MILLER (AUS) KTM 2’16.342 145.5 km/h
Top Speed 2013 Philipp OETTL (GER) Kalex KTM 237.7 km/h