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Circuit of The Americas today announced that it has entered into an agreement with the Pike Powers Laboratory and Center for Commercialization to conduct research, development and commercialization activities for a number of environmentally focused projects at the Circuit’s 1,500-acre sports and entertainment complex in Central Texas. The Pike Powers Lab is operated by Pecan Street Inc., a premier research institute based at The University of Texas at Austin. The Pike Powers Lab began operations in April; its official grand opening will take place in June.
Circuit of The Americas gave U.S. motorsports fans their first taste of V8 Supercars’ mad scramble, bumper-to-bumper style of racing, as Australia’s most popular motorsport made its debut on U.S. soil at the new world-class sports and entertainment complex in Central Texas May 17-19 during the V8 Supercars Austin 400. Attendance for the three-day event, which was marked by record temperatures in the mid-90s, was 68,891. Approximately nine percent of fans who purchased tickets in advance of the race came from Australia to watch their Supercars heroes compete under the red-hot Texas sun. Circuit of The Americas sold tickets to the event in more than 30 states, including Texas. “We would like to thank our fans, employees and vendors; the V8 Supercars series managers, teams and drivers; the Pirelli World Championship family; and our incredibly accommodating host city of Austin for helping us stage another spectacular event,” Circuit President and Chief Executive Officer Steve Sexton said. “V8 Supercars lived up to its billing for dynamic racing and a fan-friendly environment—and we had some die-hard fans here given the very warm temperatures. Our Australian visitors were good sports and loads of fun, and we’re glad that people from around the world had a chance to visit Central Texas and our new state-of-the art facility.”
Jamie Whincup and Red Bull Racing Australia continued to prove they’re No. 1 when it comes to V8 Supercars™. Driving the No. 1 Holden for the Red Bull Racing Australia team, Whincup and teammate Craig Lowndes finished 1-2, dominating the first two V8 supercars races at the new Circuit of The Americas™ sports and entertainment complex during the V8 Supercars Austin 400. Incidentally, the three drivers atop the podium were identical for Races 13 and 14 Saturday, with Whincup and Lowndes holding the first two positions and Fabian Coulthard, driving the No. 14 car for Lockwood Racing, finishing third.
Alex Rins was not only the fastest in Saturday’s third and final practice session, he also ran the fastest time in qualifying in the Moto3 series, posting a blistering 2:16.396 on his No. 42 Estralla Galicia 0.0 bike on the new Circuit of The Americas™ Grand Prix racetrack. This will be his third pole position in this his second year on the Moto3 series. The 17-year-old rider from Barcelona will share the front row with the Moto3 points leader Luis Salom, who’ll be atop the No. 39 bike for the Red Bull KTM Ajo team, plus Maverick Viñales, riding the No. 25 KTM bike for Team Calvo.
Circuit of The Americas today announced race-day general admission ticket pricing for the upcoming Red Bull MotoGP of The Americas, set for April 19-21 at the United States’ new home for world-class motorsports and entertainment. Fans interested in attending the MotoGP race on Sunday, April 19, may purchase general admission tickets for the price of $59 per person. Children ages 12 and under receive free general admission tickets when accompanied by a ticketed adult.
AUSTIN, Texas (April 3, 2013) – Circuit of The Americas today announced that reserved seats in two of the venue’s most popular seating areas, Turn 1 and Turn 15, are nearly sold out with only a few hundred seats left in these grandstands just two weeks before the inaugural Red Bull MotoGP of The Americas. The MotoGP™ World Championship event, featuring races from the MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 divisions, will bring the very best international motorcycle racers to Austin, Texas, for a three-day sports and entertainment celebration at the United States’ only purpose-built Grand Prix facility. U.S. fans continue to have national rooting interests in the three American riders competing this season: Texans Colin Edwards and Ben Spies and 2006 MotoGP World Champion Nicky Hayden of Kentucky.
Tickets for the 2013 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX Nov. 15-17 at Circuit of The Americas go on sale today at noon CDT at www.circuitoftheamericas.com, www.ticketmaster.com and via phone at 800.745.3000. Three-day passes for the penultimate race of the Formula 1™ season, held at the United States’ only purpose-built Grand Prix facility, start at $169 per person for general admission. Three-day passes include individual tickets to Friday’s practice sessions, Saturday’s practice and qualifying sessions and Sunday’s races. Reserved grandstand bleacher seating is available at Turns 3, 4, 5, 9, 11 and 12, ranging in price from $299 to $499 per person for a three-day ticket. Personal seat licenses (PSL), which guarantee purchasers the ability to choose and hold their same seats for the length of the license, are available in the Circuit’s best viewing areas: the Main Grandstand, Turn 1 and Turn 15. Three-day premium passes, which afford PSL-like vantage points at a premium price, are also available in these highly desirable areas.
Circuit of The Americas™ and Hotels for Hope, the Austin, Texas-based social enterprise that raises funds and awareness for nonprofit organizations that positively impact the lives of children, teamed up to raise money for Central Texas youth-focused nonprofits through hotel rooms booked for the 2012 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX, held Nov. 16-18. A total of $50,800, or $25,400 for each organization, was raised through this initiative. Guests booked hotel rooms for the FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX through the official Circuit of The Americas website, www.CircuitofTheAmericas.com, which interfaced with the Hotels for Hope online reservations tool. Participating hotels then automatically contributed a donation to two Central Texas nonprofit organizations that provide important services to young people and their families. The designated recipients for the 2012 Grand Prix event were Austin Partners in Education and the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area. Monies donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area have been dedicated to the Boys & Girls Club program now being developed in the Del Valle Independent School District.
Circuit of The Americas today confirmed that it has been selected through a competitive bidding process to host an installment of the prestigious FIA World Endurance Championships through a six-hour race scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 22. The 6 Hours of Circuit of The Americas will be partnered with two days of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón set for the preceding Friday and Saturday (Sept. 20 and 21). The World Endurance Championship (WEC) was created in 2011 by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), the governing body for international motorsport, and the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO), replacing the ACO's former Intercontinental Le Mans Cup. The series’ marquee event is the 24 Hours of Le Mans, held each summer at Circuit Le Mans in France, and each WEC event embraces the “Spirit of Le Mans” while offering six hours of endurance racing. WEC features multiple classes of cars competing in endurance races, with sports prototypes competing in the Le Mans Prototype categories, and production-based grand touring vehicles competing in the GT Endurance categories. Vehicle manufacturers and drivers compete for points and the chance to win “World Champion” titles each season.
Circuit of The Americas, in conjunction with Live Nation and C3 Presents, will host country music sensations the Zac Brown Band in a live performance at the Tower Amphitheater on Thursday, April 18, at 7 p.m. CT. Tickets for the show at Austin’s new, premier destination for outdoor entertainment, go on sale Friday, Feb. 1, at 10 a.m. CT at www.ticketmaster.com, via phone at 800.745.3000 and through all Ticketmaster outlets. Reserved seats in the amphitheater’s bowl areas are priced at $57 to $67 per person. General admission for the pit area is $67 per person, while general admission for the lawn area behind the reserved seating section is $37 per person. A limited number of general admission lawn seats are available for $27 per person.