United States Grand Prix venue named 'Circuit of the Americas'
At a press conference this week, Formula One United States and Full Throttle Production announced that the new state-of-the-art motorsport facility being built near Austin, Texas, will be called the" Circuit of the Americas." In addition to hosting the 2012 United States Grand Prix Formula One event, the promoters revealed that this sweeping 3.4-mile, 20-turn road course/racing complex also will be home to a round of the premier MotoGP World Motorcycle Championship starting in 2013. Currently under construction on a 900-acre parcel of land southeast of Austin, the Circuit of the Americas track will feature 113 feet of elevation change along with several configuration possibilities making it a natural venue for any number of other types of professional motorsport competitions. Discussions are currently underway with several potential sanctioning bodies to expand its calendar of events when the operation is completed.