COTA MotoGP Run Pushed To Next Year

MotoGP officials have canceled the event at Circuit of the Americas. (Honda Photo)

AUSTIN, Texas — Officials of DORNA, the sanctioning body for the MotoGP championship, and Circuit of The Americas have announced the cancellation of the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas at the state-of-the-art road course.

The race, which was originally scheduled for April and was reset for Nov. 13-15 due to the COVID-19 pandemic has now been canceled.

The international motorcycle racing series will return to the track on April 16-18 of next year.

As a result, the MotoAmerica round at Circuit of The Americas has also been canceled.

“It’s a shame that we have to cancel the MotoAmerica round at COTA,” said MotoAmerica President Wayne Rainey. “The race is a highlight of our schedule and it’s always good to combine our efforts with Dorna to put on a great show in Austin. COVID-19 has made it virtually impossible for the MotoGP series to travel to the U.S. so we fully understand the issues they are facing in 2020. We look forward to returning to COTA with MotoGP in 2021. In the meantime, we are working on a solution to find a replacement round as we continue to strive towards having a 20-race Superbike Series.”