April 4, 2023

Thrills throughout the hills: Everything off-track at MotoGP

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The excitement never ends in Austin and it’s the same out at Circuit of The Americas. With demo rides, freestyle performances, and the Human Claw, downtime between track activities is never dull. 

The Grand Plaza 

Entering COTA from its main gates in the Grand Plaza gives you instant access to scores of motorsport activities in the Fan Zone. Keep your gear safe and sound at the Christian Motorcyclists Association’s gear-check. On Saturday or Sunday, catch Aaron Colton performing street freestyle tricks onboard a premium Red Bull sport bike. For an up-close look at serious two-wheeled power, check out Brevo Motors display tent. Take a couple laps around the Plaza and find signed memorabilia, this year’s one-of-a-kind program, and other collectibles and merch to take home. Dainese Merch is back with their giant inflatable tent filled with motorsport goodies. 

Fan Field 

Walk towards the Germania Insurance Amphitheater and find a swath of fresh grass to stretch out on while cheering on Lucha Libre Wrestlers and listening to local acts from Sun Radio. Various artists perform Saturday and Sunday, including Gentleman Rogues, Stella and the Very Messed, West Texas Exiles, and Madam Radar. Get in on the action with the Human Claw! Strap in and live out your Toy Story dreams with the chance to grab any merch you’re lowered over in this mega claw machine. 

Germania Insurance Amphitheater 

Head passed Fan Field towards the Observation Deck to grab seats early for a very special experience. Ask the daredevils of MotoGP your burning questions at the Rider Q&A Saturday, April 15. Starting at 4:30pm, gather in the Germania Insurance Amphitheater with fellow gearheads for an up-close conversation with star riders. 

Lonestar Land 

Take the Turn 16 bridge from the amphitheater to inner Tunnel Road and be transported directly to Lonestar Land. Relax in the shade, snap pics with Texas-sized photo ops, and grab some refreshments. Don’t worry about missing any on-track action while you relax – Lonestar Land also hosts a TV highlighting the race’s best angles. Finally, stop on by the Lonestar Tattoo Saloon! Commemorate an unforgettable weekend with the perfect tat from Bree Hagler, a specialist in flash, thin-line, and picture-perfect ink. 

Support Paddock 

Follow Tunnel Road away from the Paddock for more unique experiences on campus race weekend. Before heading to the track, grab some closed-toe shoes, long pants, and your motorcycle license to hop in the rider’s seat with demo rides from Yamaha Motors, CFMOTO, and Aprilia. The kids can cruise on a minibike with rides around the hay bales from Honda and Cycle Gear. All riders must wear a helmet, long pants, and closed-toe shoes and adults must have a motorcycle license! FMX Stunt Show will also put their wheels in the air alongside a bit of shade, food, and merch. 

On Track 

Head to COTA on the back of your own bike for Saturday’s Cycle Corral. With the COTA Cycle Corral Bundle, ride your motorcycle around the one-of-a-kind track of champions. Beginning at 3:30pm Saturday afternoon, cruise around the 20 turns of COTA, following the same lines the riders did just hours before. 

April 14-16, COTA is hosting thrilling, wild, and weird adventures. There’s something for everyone, so don’t miss out on the action. See y’all at the Americas GP! 

*Times subject to change. 

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