MotoAmerica King of the Baggers Added to MotoGP COTA Round Staff
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Bagger racing getting global exposure

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MotoAmerica, the leading motorcycle road racing series in North America, has expanded its 2024 Mission King of the Baggers Championship by adding a new round at the Circuit of The Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas. Scheduled for April 12-13, it will coincide with the third round of the FIM MotoGP World Championship.

International Exposure at COTA

The newly announced COTA round is notable for being the first instance where the King of the Baggers event will be showcased to an international audience. This occasion is set against the backdrop of the Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas, an event that attracts global attention.

Championship Dynamics and Schedule

The COTA event will include two main races for the King of the Baggers, both contributing full championship points. These races will form the second round in an expanded 18-race championship for 2024. Additionally, a special three-lap Mission Challenge will be featured on Friday afternoon, offering the six fastest qualifiers a chance to compete for a $5,000 prize.

A Groundbreaking Opportunity

Wayne Rainey, President of MotoAmerica, expressed enthusiasm about this development. He highlighted the groundbreaking nature of integrating the King of the Baggers series with a MotoGP event, anticipating a positive reception from MotoGP fans and participants. Rainey also extended gratitude to MotoGP representatives, sponsors such as Mission Foods and Parts Unlimited, and the manufacturers involved in making this collaboration possible.

Broadcast and Coverage Plans

The King of the Baggers races will be broadcast live, ensuring extensive coverage across multiple platforms including MotoGP’s YouTube Channel, MotoAmerica Live+, MAVTV, and MotoAmerica’s own YouTube channels.

Return to COTA and Broader Championship Outlook

The series will revisit COTA later in the year, from September 13-15, accompanying other championship events such as the Steel Commander Superbike, Supersport, BellissiMoto Twins Cup, and the Super Hooligan National Championship. This second visit to COTA will mark the penultimate round of the 2024 MotoAmerica Championship.

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  • Mitch Mitch on Feb 13, 2024

    KOTB is great, so much fun watching those touring bikes being flogged.

  • Marty Marty on Feb 15, 2024

    No one ever said America wasn't good at racing obese things.