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Sep 8, 2012

Kevin Schwantz Accuses Circuit Of The Americas Of Fraud In MotoGP Dealings, Files Lawsuit

1993 500cc/MotoGP World Champion Kevin Schwantz. Photo by David Swarts/Roadracingworld.com.
"I have devoted over 25 years of my life to MotoGP, the premier motorcycle road racing world championship. I spent four of those years bringing MotoGP to Texas, my home state. As a result, MotoGP agreed in 2011 to host an annual race at Austin's Circuit of the Americas (COTA) track.

"I'm sorry to say that COTA is now attempting to unlawfully force me out of this project. I believe COTA has committed fraud in doing so. Earlier today, I took legal action against COTA. I was forced to file this lawsuit in order to protect my rights, my reputation, and MotoGP itself.

"I want to see MotoGP come to Texas, but I cannot allow COTA to take advantage of me. More important, I will not sit idly by while a newcomer to racing discredits the sport I love."

--Kevin Schwantz, President of 3fourTexasMGP, LLC