According to Mel Harder, his position as General Manager and Senior Vice President of Circuit of The Americas has been eliminated.
Harder was instrumental in bringing MotoGP to a non-California audience. As a part time club racer and huge motorcycle enthusiast he pushed hard to bring MotoGP to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and after leaving Indy he quickly signed on with CoTA.
Harder’s said, I appreciate the support of everyone that assisted with the events and day to day operations including colleagues at COTA, race series, race teams, automotive manufacturers, artists and the public officials. I am proud of the accomplishments during COTA’s first 3 years of business operations. It has been a pleasure to be a part of the the team that carried out world class race events, concerts and the X Games.