COTA Driving Experience

COTA Driving Experience

Feel the adrenaline rush as you get behind the wheel at the world-famous Circuit of The Americas track – home to iconic race series including Formula 1, NASCAR, MotoGP, World Endurance Championship, and more. Retrace the paths of champions around COTA’s 20 turns and gain confidence as you push yourself and your vehicle to the limits.

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Ride Along

Perfect for entertaining large groups of over 40 people. Guests will have the chance to hop in a BMW M-Performance Vehicle and take a hot lap with a professional.


Where is the COTA Driving Experience located?

The course is located at 9201 Circuit of The Americas Blvd, Austin, TX 78617.

What type of vehicle do I get to drive?

Guests will be able to drive a BMW M-Performance vehicle (M2, M3, & M4).

Can I drive my own vehicle at the BMW Performance Center?

For your safety, you must drive one of our BMW M-performance vehicles. Our BMW vehicles have undergone hours of tests to ensure that they are up-to-date with all inspections and safety protocol.

Are there any driving requirements for attending the school?

All guests must be 25 years or older with a valid driver’s license to participate in our driving program.

How large is the average class?

Each class hosts about 15 participants.

How much driving time do I get?

Guests will have approximately one hour of driving time during their experience.

Do you cancel an event because of inclement weather?

In the event of adverse weather conditions that make the driver experience unsafe, COTA reserves the right to cancel or reschedule the activity. In such cases, guests will be offered the option to reschedule or receive a full refund.

What clothing should I wear?

When participating in an on-track driving experience, it’s important to prioritize safety and comfort. Here are some recommendations:

  • Helmet: COTA will provide homologated helmets available in all sizes.
  • Closed-toe shoes: Wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes with a good grip. Racing shoes or athletic shoes with thin soles are ideal for better pedal feel and control.
  • Long pants: It’s advisable to wear long pants.
  • Comfortable clothing: Choose comfortable, moisture-wicking clothing to stay cool and focused during the experience. Opt for breathable, lightweight materials.
  • Sunglasses: During hot summer days, protect your eyes from the sun and glare with sunglasses.
What is your cancellation policy?

Participants may receive a full refund if the cancellation is made at least 60 days before the scheduled driving experience. Cancellations made within 30 days before the scheduled date will be eligible for a 50% refund. Unfortunately, no refunds will be issued for cancellations made within 30 days of the scheduled experience.

Am I allowed to bring guests?

Guests are welcome and a fee of $100 will be charged per head count.