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.
Length: 5.513 m / 3.426 miles
Left corners: 11
Right corners: 9
Longest straight: 1.200 m / 0.746 miles
Laps: MotoGP – 21 – Distance: 115.8km
Laps: Moto2 – 19 – Distance: 104.7km
Laps: Moto3 – 18 – Distance: 99.2km
Circuit Of The Americas:
|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|
|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|
|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|