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Circuit Of The Americas - UNITED STATES

Grand Prix of The Americas

Circuit information

Length: 5.513 m / 3.426 miles

Width: 15m

Left Curves: 11

Right curves: 9

The longest straight: 1.200 m / 0.746 miles

Built: 2012

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.

Balda’s thought

In my opinion the American circuit is the most difficult one. It is a nice track because there are both fast sectors as T4, long straights and very slow parts, as turns to face in 1st gear after the straight.
It is essential to face the first sector, characterised by having many corners in a row, in te best way because if you collect some tenth there, you won’t be able to recover it for the whole lap.