Circuit of The Americas (COTA) is treating 19 Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) athletes from three area school districts to a special privilege: a behind-the-scenes look at preparations for the 2014 Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas, which brings the world’s best motorcycle racers to Central Texas to compete in their World Championship series. Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world are expected to attend COTA’s second annual MotoGP event this weekend (April 11-13), the first of only two MotoGP events scheduled in the United States this year. The students from Del Valle ISD, Georgetown ISD and Hays Consolidated ISD are representing their 51,300 fellow athletes from across Texas who are competing in local, area and statewide Special Olympics competitions this spring. Some members of Team Texas will go on to represent the Lone Star State during the Special Olympics 2014 USA Games, scheduled for June 14-21 in New Jersey.
Fans heading to Circuit of The Americas (COTA) for the 2014 Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas will enjoy an action-packed weekend of world-class sports and entertainment, with a variety of activities celebrating America’s motorcycle culture. Live music, freestyle motocross demonstrations, MotoGP rider autograph sessions, and the opportunity to walk on the track after the race are just some of the free activities offered to members and guests with their paid admission to COTA’s second annual MotoGP™ event.
From Formulamoney: Formula One has generated exposure worth $376.1 million for Austin over the first two years of its contract, according to new research by F1 industry monitor Formulamoney. The race at Circuit of The Americas maintained its place as one of the most high-profile Grand Prix hosts on the calendar in 2013 with its second event generating global media coverage for Austin worth $185.1 million. This builds on a successful first event which generated $191.2 million worth of coverage for Austin, giving an average of $188.1 million per year. Even though media interest is generally much higher in a race’s debut season.
RetailMeNot, Inc. (www.retailmenot.com/corp), the world's largest digital coupon marketplace, today announced that it has reached a multi-faceted partnership agreement with Circuit of The Americas (www.circuitoftheamericas.com), the new award-winning sports and entertainment venue in Austin, Texas. As part of the agreement, RetailMeNot and Circuit of The Americas (COTA) will partner to offer fans special offers for numerous events held at COTA’s venue. Additionally, RetailMeNot will receive significant advertising exposure at more than 20 COTA events, reaching more than a million attendees throughout the year. RetailMeNot’s brand will be highly visible within the venue’s numerous advertising displays at upcoming events such as X Games Austin, concerts, festivals and motorsport races like the upcoming MotoGP™ race held from April 11-13, 2014.
With the new season of Formula 1™ racing now underway, fans can purchase tickets for the 2014 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX (F1 USGP) at Circuit of The Americas (COTA) on Friday, April 4, beginning at noon CT. This year’s event takes place Oct. 31 through Nov. 2. Three-day passes for this year’s F1™ event start at $169 and include tickets to Friday’s practice sessions, Saturday’s practice and qualifying sessions and Sunday’s grand prix. F1 USGP tickets can be purchased online at www.circuitoftheamericas.com, www.ticketmaster.com and via phone at 800.745.3000. Single-day tickets for the Austin grand prix will go on sale this summer.
Circuit of The Americas (COTA) and motorcycle racing legend Kevin Schwantz have amicably settled their legal differences and have reached a new agreement to collaboratively promote motorcycling racing at the Austin circuit and across the United States. Schwantz will serve as an official ambassador for COTA and work to promote the upcoming Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas MotoGP™ event set for April 11-13, 2014.