Yes, you read that right! MotoAmerica have confirmed that the popular Mission King of The Baggers Championship will be joining the MotoGP™ paddock at this year’s Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas, which will take place between the 12th and 14th of April.
The thundering V-twin machines will be present for the very first time at a MotoGP™ event the Circuit of The Americas hosts two Baggers races, in what is an 18-race season for the series. The two points-paying races will get underway on Saturday, while a three-lap Mission Challenge – involving the six fastest qualifiers – gets set to take place on Friday afternoon, with the winner earning a $5000 prize.
Wayne Rainey, MotoAmerica President: “This is a great opportunity for MotoAmerica and our King Of The Baggers series. Having our teams and riders compete at a MotoGP event is ground-breaking and I know the MotoGP fans are going to be surprised and excited about what they see at COTA.
“I want to thank those at MotoGP who assisted in putting this together and our sponsors, Mission Foods and Parts Unlimited, and the manufacturers. I can’t wait to see the reaction of the MotoGP paddock and fans when they see the Baggers in action.”
The Mission King of The Baggers Presented By Drag Specialties races will air live on MotoGP™’s YouTube Channel, MotoAmerica Live+, MAVTV and the MotoAmerica YouTube channels.