Officials from Austin’s Formula 1 circuit project have announced that the Hermann Tilke-designed circuit in Texas will be called the ‘Circuit of the Americas’.

As a media conference yesterday afternoon, track officials – including circuit boss Tavo Hellmund and chief investor Red McCombs – also confirmed that construction of the anti-clockwise circuit is achieving all of its projected construction milestones. An exact date of its 2012 Formula 1 debut was not announced.

Officials also confirmed that it has secured hosting rights for the MotoGP championship as well.

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