MotoAmerica: Circuit of The Americas Will Host Inaugural Round

Tentative schedule does not include Daytona International Speedway.

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MotoAmerica, the new AMA/FIM-sanctioned US roadracing series headed by three-time 500cc World Champion Wayne Rainey, has released a tentative schedule for 2015. That schedule does not include Daytona International Speedway, host of the Daytona 200, traditional kickoff for the national championship.

"The MotoAmerica Road Racing Series is shaping up nicely," MotoAmerica's Chuck Aksland said. "The positive responses from racetracks and the roadracing community have been great, and because of this support, we were able to build a solid roadracing series schedule for 2015."

DIS president Joie Chitwood III issued the following statement. “After having multiple discussions with Moto America/KRAVE regarding a sanction agreement for the 2015 Daytona 200, we were unable to find common ground on a business model that would be beneficial for both parties. We wish MotoAmerica/KRAVE the best as they begin their inaugural season in 2015.”

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Subject to change, the current schedule has eight venues, three of which are FIM approved, and begins in April in conjunction with round 2 of the MotoGP world championship.

With the exception of Circuit of The Americas and Indianapolis Motor Speedway, at which MotoAmerica will provide a two-race (Superbike and Supersport) supporting role for MotoGP, all the tracks mentioned have at one time or another hosted AMA Superbike races.

MotoAmerica has not announced the number of races it will hold during each of the three-day, non-world championship events or if any rounds will be televised or streamed live.

**1. April 10-12: Circuit of The Americas–Austin, Texas

2. April 17-19: Road Atlanta–Braselton, Georgia

3. May 15-17: Virginia International Raceway–Alton, Virginia

4. May 29-31: Road America–Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin

5. June 12-14: Barber Motorsports Park–Birmingham, Alabama

6. August 7-9: Indianapolis Motor Speedway–Indianapolis, Indiana

7. September 11-13: New Jersey Motorsports Park–Millville, New Jersey

8. TBD: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca–Monterey, California**

One more venue may soon be added. “Our aim is to have a nine-race 2015 MotoAmerica Road Racing Championship,” Aksland said. “We hope to have this completed very soon.”