For the second time in five months, Austin rolls out the welcome mat for the international racing community, this week hosting the top motorcycle racers in the world competing in the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas.
This is MotoGP, the two-wheeled version of Formula One racing, which debuted here last November. The MotoGP season began last weekend in Qatar. Austin is the second of 18 races.
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GRAND PRIX OF THE AMERICAS
Friday-Sunday, Circuit of the Americas, Speed (race, 1:30 p.m. Sunday; Moto2 race, 3:30 p.m. tape delay Sunday; qualifying, 8 p.m. tape delay Saturday)