MotoGP: Texas race at Circuit of the Americas confirmed for 2013

A new race in Texas has been confirmed on the MotoGP calendar for the weekend of 19-21 April 2013.

The race will take place at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, which will host a Formula 1 race next month.

Carmelo Ezpeleta, head of organisers Dorna, said: "We are excited to bring our series to an exceptional new facility in Texas."

The announcement leaves just another proposed new race in Argentina in April still to be confirmed.

The decision to race in Argentina was announced last year, and the race is expected to take place at the Termas de Rio Hondo circuit.

The South American country last hosted a motorcycle grand prix in Buenos Aires in 1999.

Coulthard goes off-road at Austin circuit

The Texas race will be the third of the season, which starts with the now traditional night race in Qatar on 31 March.

Building work on the new Texas circuit was halted in November 2011, when the circuit's owners said they had not been granted a contract to stage the race.

But the track was approved for racing last month and the F1 race will take place on 18 November.

Provisional 2013 MotoGP calendar

31 March - Qatar* Doha/Losail

14 April - TBC TBC

21 April - Texas, Circuit of the Americas

05 May - Spain (STC), Jerez

19 May - France, Le Mans

2 June - Italy, Mugello

16 June - Catalunya

29 June - Netherlands**, Assen

14 July - Germany, Sachsenring

21 July - United States***, Laguna Seca

18 August - Indianapolis

25 August - Czech Republic, Brno

01 September - Great Britain, Silverstone

15 September - San Marino, Marco Simoncelli Misano

29 September - Aragón

13 October - Malaysia, Sepang

20 October - Australia, Phillip Island

27 October - Japan, Motegi

10 November - Valencia

* Evening Race

** Saturday Race

*** Only MotoGP class

STC (Subject to the contract)

TBC (To be confirmed)