MotoGP riders complain about the safety of the Austin circuit

The referents of the premier category of the Motorcycle World Championship consider it dangerous due to the state of the asphalt.

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El Grand Prix of the Americas, the 15th date of Motorcycle World Championship that is carried out in the circuit Austin, is involved in a controversy due to the condition of the track. The main figures of the MotoGP, the main category of the contest, complained about its condition and even considered it dangerous.

"It is one of the most dangerous tracks I have ever raced on", shot the italian Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati), who dominated the classification and will go ahead in the competition that will start at 16 in Argentina.

Austin MotoGPDespite the promise made by the organizers two years ago, the pilots found themselves with a bumpy track that make it very difficult to control their motorcycles at more than 300 km / h.

So much so that Spanish Aleix Espargaró (Aprilia) asked for the race to be canceled. “We cannot run, it is very dangerous. I have never raced on a track like this. It's a nightmare"stated in Brand.

The most damaged areas are the curves 2 and 10, something that makes Espargaró fear for a serious incident. “I don't want to think about what can happen when 20 bikes start the race with full fuel tanks and we hit those potholes…”, said.

Due to the dangerousness of the track, the pilots suggested shortening the competition, but their proposal would not have been taken into account. “We asked to shorten the race, but I don't think it is possible. I don't know what else we can do ”, the italian explained Danilo Petrucci (Tech3).

Despite the complaints, the competition would run unchanged. However, the organization of the Motorcycle World Championship will require those responsible for the route to make all the necessary improvements before next year's visit. Otherwise, the race would be eliminated from the calendar.

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