The fifth Challenge of the season is a trip to the Circuit of the Americas with Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Johann Zarco, as you go into ‘Time Attack’ mode around the twist and turns of the 5.5km Texas layout.
The Circuit of the Americas is the first purpose-built Grand Prix facility in the U.S. near Austin, Texas, with a 5.513km track and a capacity for 120,000 fans. Construction of the impressive 1000-acre facility was completed late in 2012, with MotoGP lining up at the track for the first time in 2013. One of its more distinctive features is near 41m-elevation change with an impressive incline at the end of the home-straight followed by a sharp left. The circuit is one of the most varied on the GP circuit, with a mix of fast straights and tight hairpins, with most sections mirroring at least some part of a famous track around the world.
It was designed by well-known German architect and circuit designer Hermann Tilke. The driving direction is counter clockwise and has a total of 20 corners with 9 right turns and 11 left turns.
The 12 fastest players on PS4, Xbox One and PC – two from Europe and two from the Rest of the World – will be invited to take part in the next stage of the competition: the Pro Draft.