King of the Baggers Confirmed for COTA MotoGP 2024

The King of the Baggers joins MotoGP 2024 as an official support class for the Circuit of the Americas round later this year

Kyle Wyman riding his King of the Baggers bike at COTA

The AMA King of the Baggers series is hitting the headlines this morning after it was confirmed it will feature on the timetable for this year’s US round of the MotoGP championship at COTA.

The event will mark the first time that a truly global audience will get to experience the thundering machines, which are estimated to weigh around 300kg and in some cases pump out more than 200bhp.

There will be two King of the Baggers races throughout the MotoGP weekend (12 to 13 April 2024), with both paying full championship points and forming the second round of a 19-round calendar. In addition to the points, riders will also compete in the three-lap Mission Challenge, on Friday afternoon, with the fastest six riders fighting it out for the top spot and a $5,000 prize.

Speaking about the news, MotoAmerica President Wayne Rainey said:

“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 groundbreaking 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, as well as 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 MotoAmerica’s YouTube channels.

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