Circuit of the Americas has confirmed the date of the V8 Supercars first event at the new Texas circuit, set for May 17-19 next year.
As previously reported by Speedcafe.com, the V8 Supercars race will be held on the same weekend as NASCAR's All-Star event at Charlotte, and one week before the world-famous Indianapolis 500.
The entire V8 calendar is expected to be revealed within the next two weeks.
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The circuit's president Steve Sexton says he is looking forward to the V8 Supercars venturing to America.
“The V8 Supercars series will be a great addition to our motorsport line up at Circuit of The Americas,' said Sexton.
“The series features great competition from a wonderfully colourful collection of teams and drivers, who enhance their on-track action with great personalities and storylines.
“We know United States race fans will find the V8 series tremendously engaging and will look forward to its 2013 debut at our new facility in Austin.”
V8 Supercars CEO David Malone says that the track will instantly become one of the most challenge on the V8 calendar.
“It's fantastic to be part of Circuit of The America's events roster for the coming year and to bring V8 Supercars' unique brand of action-packed racing to our growing U.S. fan base,” Malone said.
“The Austin circuit is coming together beautifully and will offer our teams and drivers fabulous facilities from which to compete – and one of the most challenging road courses ever designed. We're delighted to showcase Australia's premier motorsport category at first-class venue and in a national marketplace with a healthy appetite for top-notch auto racing and family friendly entertainment.”
Tickets for the 2013 V8 Supercar series at Circuit of The Americas go on sale Tuesday, October 16, and will range in price from $83 to $275.
Patrons with Circuit of The Americas personal seat licenses will receive price breaks on their V8 Supercar ticket purchases. Tickets for the three-day racing series will be available through Ticketmaster.
The CIrcuit of the Americas will host its very first race meeting next month with the penultimate round of the Formula 1 world championship.
The track also recently confirmed that MotoGP will compete at the track, in addition to Grand AM and the American Le Mans Series.