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Release date: March 20, 2014

Catch The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show during April’s MotoGP™ event

Revival Cycles, an Austin-based custom motorcycle shop, will present a FREE custom motorcycle display and entertainment showcase at its downtown location, 1100 East 5th Street in Austin, during the 2014 Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas. Presented by Moto Guzzi, an Italian motorcycle manufacturer and the oldest European manufacturer in continuous motorcycle production, The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show is a must-attend event for the two-wheeled community. The impressive showcase features more than 100 custom-designed and hand-built motorcycles of all styles. This event will be heaven for motorcycle fanatics looking to mix the adrenaline-fueled competition of MotoGP racing at Circuit of The Americas (COTA) with an authentic, downtown hangout where they can surround themselves with vintage two-wheeled sculpture, gritty real-world bikes and everything a two-wheel junkie craves.


Release date: March 17, 2014

COTA nominated for ‘Sports Facility of the Year’ Award by prestigious SportsBusiness Journal/Daily

Circuit of The Americas (COTA) has been nominated for yet another prestigious sports industry award. Today, COTA was named one of four finalists for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily’s 2014 “Sports Facility of the Year.”


Release date: March 14, 2014

Buy three-day reserved seats for 2014 MotoGP and ride YOUR motorcycle around Circuit of The Americas

Circuit of The Americas (COTA) is offering motorcycle enthusiasts the chance to ride their own motorcycles around COTA’s 3.4-mile racetrack, just for purchasing three-day tickets to MotoGP’s Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas, April 11-13. Starting today through Wednesday, March 26 (or while supplies last), race fans that purchase three-day reserved seats to the MotoGP event can participate in a parade lap with their own motorcycles around COTA’s racetrack. Customers will receive one (1) parade lap for each three-day reserved seat purchased (limit of four parade laps per purchase). Again, COTA’s special “Buy & Ride” ticket program will be offered for a limited time and while supplies last, so fans are encouraged to purchase three-day reserved seats now and take advantage of this unique offer.


Release date: February 26, 2014

Circuit of The Americas™ wins 2013 ULI Austin Award

The Circuit of The Americas (COTA) was selected by the Austin District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) to receive the 2013 ULI Austin Award of Distinction for Private Development. The award recognizes sound land use practices in combination with building healthy places. The ULI defines healthy places as those designed, built, and programmed to support the physical, mental, and social well-being of the people who live, work, learn, and visit them. Characteristics of the places recognized include access to the natural environment, amenities for people to reach their full potential, and addressing unique community issues with innovative and sustainable solutions.


Release date: February 21, 2014

Austin360 Amphitheater wins Pollstar award

Circuit of The Americas is pleased to announce that Austin360 Amphitheater has been awarded Pollstar’s “Best New Major Concert Venue” for 2013. The award was announced at tonight’s 25th Annual Pollstar Concert Industry Awards in Nashville, Tenn. Pollstar, the only trade publication covering the worldwide concert industry, hosts an annual award ceremony to recognize the best in the industry. Other new concert venues in the running for this award were America's Cup Pavilion in San Francisco, First Direct Arena in Leeds, United Kingdom, Perth Arena in Perth, Australia and Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Neb.


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Release date: February 19, 2014

IN THE GARAGE with…U.S. MotoGP star Colin Edwards

Only two months until the world’s premier motorcycle racing series, MotoGP™, returns to Circuit of The Americas (COTA) April 11-13, and U.S. MotoGP riders Colin Edwards and Nicky Hayden are busy getting their respective teams and bikes ready to compete. The new year brings new equipment and plenty of new challenges for these daredevils on two wheels. This week, the “Texas Tornado,” Colin Edwards, cuts to the chase on his early takeaways from the first preseason test in Malaysia.


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Release date: February 11, 2014

IN THE GARAGE with…U.S. MotoGP star Nicky Hayden

Only two months until the world’s premier motorcycle racing series, MotoGP™, returns to Circuit of The Americas (COTA) April 11-13, and U.S. MotoGP riders Colin Edwards and Nicky Hayden are busy getting their respective teams and bikes ready to compete. The new year brings new equipment and plenty of new challenges for these daredevils on two wheels. This week, the “Kentucky Kid” Nicky Hayden takes a break from preseason testing to share his insights on how 2014 is shaping up.


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Release date: January 23, 2014

COTA exclusive home for Ducati Island promotion during 2014 MotoGP season

Circuit of The Americas (COTA) is thrilled to announce that Ducati has chosen the world-class sports and entertainment complex in Austin, Texas, as the exclusive location for Ducati Island during the 2014 MotoGP racing season. Ducati Island is a spectacular, colorfully branded entertainment space that will be situated within COTA’s centrally located Grand Plaza. Guests will be treated to a compelling blend of technical demonstrations, new product displays, legendary fashion shows, a Make-A-Wish Foundation silent auction and access to the Ducati shopping experience. In addition, Ducati owners will receive extra benefits such as personalized gear check and access to the Ducati Owners Hospitality area. Ducati Island has been a staple at U.S. MotoGP races in previous years, and given the overwhelming success of COTA’s inaugural MotoGP race in 2013, which drew a crowd of 131,082, Ducati selected COTA as its exclusive Island destination in 2014.


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Release date: December 4, 2013

2014 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX set for Oct. 31 to Nov. 2

Circuit of The Americas (COTA) today confirmed that the 2014 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX would be held Oct. 31 through Nov. 2, 2014. “Formula 1™ race organizers set race dates and locations according to a global calendar with incredible scheduling and logistical considerations,” COTA Chairman Bobby Epstein noted. “We are pleased that our date falls on a weekend that doesn't conflict with any major conventions scheduled for Austin, due to the impact that kind of overlap could have on hotel availability. In early November, Central Texas hotels are wide open, and it’s beautiful time of year to visit Austin and experience our immersive Formula 1 weekend. “Due to the large number of NASCAR events scheduled annually, there will occasionally be overlaps with events at Circuit of The Americas, and that will happen next year. However there are few similarities between a NASCAR race and the Formula 1 weekend we have developed. The F1 USGP is a massive, fun and entertaining experience that has performed well against all kinds of competition. Many members of the public were concerned that our first F1 race fell on the same date as the season-ending NASCAR race in Florida, and it proved to be a non-issue. Ultimately, we see this as a great opportunity to draw sports fans from around the world to Texas and to proving again that Austin is the place to enjoy premium racing and entertainment.”


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Release date: November 17, 2013

113,162 watch Sebastian Vettel make history at Circuit of The Americas™ during 2013 F1USGP

A massive crowd of 113,162 race fans watched Formula 1™ racing’s new driving powerhouse, Infiniti Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel, make history, as the 2013 World Champion driver scored his eighth consecutive Grand Prix victory at Circuit of The Americas (COTA). In doing so, the 26-year-old German wunderkind topped the record of seven consecutive wins set by his racing idol, Michael Schumacher, who retired after the 2012 season. Three-day attendance for COTA’s second Formula 1 Grand Prix was 250,324, with 58,276 fans attending Friday’s practice sessions and 78,886 turning out for Saturday’s qualifying rounds.


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