Austin not on MotoGP calendar – yet

The governing body of MotoGP unveiled its provisional 2013 calendar Friday, and Austin, Texas was not on it, but that doesn’t necessarily mean Austin will not have a race.

The calendar, which runs from late March to early November, has two dates — April 14 and 21 — marked as "to be confirmed."

Before the calender was released, Ignacio Sagnier, a spokesman for the sport’s rights holder, cautioned in an email to the American-Statesman, "Whether Austin is there or not, this will be a first draft. Last year we made some changes during December."

On Friday, Sagnier confirmed that Dorna continues to negotiate with Circuit of The Americas for a race next year. Last year, the circuit finalized its Formula One race at the 11th hour.