MotoGP at the Circuit of the Americas

April 21, 2013

There’s a lot of folks that never thought we would see this day.  The 3.4 mile Circuit of the Americas was barely ready for the F1 race in the fall.  This MotoGP is the inaugural premier motorcycle event in Texas.  I came down Friday to visit my long-time friend, Keith.  He and I were messing around with motorcycles since we were 15 years old back in Abilene.

I rode straight to the track on Friday and met Keith there to scope things out and watch practice.

We stayed around the hill at Turn 1 most of Friday.

The sights and sounds at the races are great!

The tower in the center of the track is quite impressive.

On race day, newcomer Marc Marquez schooled the veterans of the sport.  He took first place from his teammate Danny Pedrosa.

I wandered out after the main event while the single cylinder MotoGP Rookies race was underway.  The crowd of 61,000 made their way out as well.  Traffic was slow-going for miles from the track.

Keith and I sat behind these couples on Friday during practice.  They were very friendly.

The return home was perfect weather. The late-afternoon light was nice to ride in.



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