Russia Wants MotoGP for the Sochi Track
Alexander Bogdanov, track chief, adds that the construction of the venue is progressing as scheduled and will be ready in time for its maiden Formula 1 race in 2014. Bogdanov has made it clear that he is also considering the possibility of bringing top-level motorcycle racing to Sochi: MotoGP, WSBK and more.
Circuit architect Hermann Tilke, famous for his previous accomplishments with the Sepang International Circuit, Bahrain International Circuit, Shanghai International Circuit, Istanbul Park Racing Circuit, Valencia Street Circuit, Marina Bay Street Circuit, and the new Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, is also in charge of the Sochi track. He believes that the new Formula 1 circuit there could comply with the different MotoGP regulations.
With the Russian government having already committed more than $220 million for the track, we might just see world-class motorcycle racing in Sochi next year. This track is 5832 meters (3.62miles) long and allows speeds in excess of 321 km/h (199.5 mph).
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