Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca announced today that the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix won’t take place at the circuit on the Monterey Peninsula in 2014.
Laguna Seca has played host to 15 World Championship Grands Prix, but there won’t be a 16th race in 2014.
“Unfortunately, and in spite of loyal support from fans, sponsors and media, there will not be a 16th U.S. Grand Prix in 2014,” a release issued by the track today stated.
The 2014 MotoGP World Championship will have two U.S. GPs next year at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas, and at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana.
“The support provided by the states of Texas and Indiana make it difficult for us, as a not-for-profit, to currently compete,” the release stated. “Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca extends its gratitude to all those whose combined efforts made the U.S. Grand Prix such an iconic event; it took all of you - fans, sponsors, motorcycle community, media, volunteers and, not the least, Dorna Sports. Our pledge to you is to work diligently to return the MotoGP World Championship to Monterey, California, in the very near future.”