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March 24, 2014

Circuit of the Americas™ and Red Bull Challenge Fans to #Showusyourlean

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Circuit of The Americas (COTA) and Red Bull are challenging motorcycle racing fans to show the world how well they can “lean” like MotoGP riders in exchange for the chance to win a VIP trip to COTA in Austin for the 2014 Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas MotoGP race April 11-13.

Now through Monday, March 31, 2014, fans are encouraged to “Show Us Your Lean” (#ShowUsYourLean) by taking photos of themselves replicating the extreme 64-degree leaning position that MotoGP riders assume when they go into turns around a racing circuit. The amazing balancing act performed by MotoGP competitors literally allows them to cut corners and save time and position as part of their race strategy.

“The most remarkable thing  you will see at a MotoGP race is how far the riders lean into each corner of the track as they’re completing turns,” COTA Chief Marketing and Revenue Officer Geoff Moore said.  “It’s shocking to watch them scrape their knees and elbows on the track in an effort to shave seconds off their lap times. The #ShowUsYourLean social media contest gives racing fans the opportunity to show their support for their favorite riders by showing us their lean.  We expect to see some really interesting pictures posted to Twitter and Instagram!  So show us YOUR lean, and enter the contest for a chance to be treated like a VIP at MotoGP.”

The prize package for winning the #ShowUsYourLean contest includes the following:

  • Two three-day VIP tickets to the Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas at COTA April 11-13;
  • Round-trip coach air transportation for two (2) people; and
  • Hotel accommodations.

There are two ways to enter the #ShowUsYourLean contest:

1. Enter from anywhere…

Take a pic of your best “lean” (think chairs, skateboards, Michael Jackson in the “Smooth Criminal” video) and post it to Twitter or Instagram. The more creative, the better! Just be sure to tag @CircuitAmericas and use hashtag #ShowUsYourLean in your post or Tweet to enter.

2. Enter at the following special events in Central Texas…

COTA will have a real Ducati bike on site at the locations listed below where you can take photos and upload them to Facebook and Twitter with the require tag and hashtag:

#ShowUsYourLean Contest Entry Locations*

DateEventLocationTimes (CT)
Thursday, March 27UT The Drag Parking LotUniversity of Texas11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursday, March 27Holland Racing Bike NightDriveway Austin5-8 p.m.
Saturday, March 29Radio PromoDucati of AustinTBD
Thursday, April 3Holland Racing Bike NightDriveway Austin5-8 p.m.
Friday, April 4Happy HourShady Grove (Barton Springs)TBD
Saturday, April 5Shopping Mall ActivationThe Domain11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, April 6Cap 10KDowntown AustinTBD
Sunday, April 6Sunday Fun DayKung Fu SaloonTBD

*Dates and times are subject to change.  Check for the latest schedule.

Remember, to enter the contest, you need to tweet out your #ShowUsYourLean image via Twitter, but entrants are encouraged to share their images through all of their social media platforms.  The more the merrier! Contest entries must be posted to entrants Twitter accounts with the hashtag #ShowUsYourLean and @circuitamericas by March 26, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. EST in order to qualify. 

For full #ShowUsYourLean contest rules, visit


#ShowUsYourLean for a chance to win a VIP trip to @circuitamericas for #MotoGP.  Contest rules at

About Circuit of The Americas

Circuit of The Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas, is the home of world championships and a world-class destination for premium sports and entertainment.  COTA hosts the annual FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX, which was named 2013 “Sports Event of the Year” by SportsBusiness Journal/Daily, and is the new North American home for the summer edition of ESPN’s X Games.  More than one million visitors come to COTA each year for events such as MotoGP™, United Sportscar Racing, the FIA World Endurance Championships, business and social functions, and more than 20 performances at the venue’s acclaimed Austin360 Amphitheater, winner of Pollstar’s “Best New Major Concert Venue” award for 2013.  COTA’s 1,500-acre campus includes a variety of permanent structures, including a 44,000-square foot Event Center, an impressive Main Grandstand with hospitality suites and the Velocity Lounge, a 270,000-square foot Paddock Building with 34 garages, and an iconic 25-story Observation Tower at the heart of the facility. For more information and downloadable video and photos, visit: or COTA’s dedicated FTP site,  Follow COTA on Facebook at and Twitter @circuitamericas and @COTAmedia.


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