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Circuit of The Americas to be a three-day two-wheel celebration

Posted on April 07, 2015

Written by trahan

MotoGP has finally rolled into Austin, Texas. With all the on-track activity and entertainment around the Circuit, it can be difficult to keep up with events and activities throughout the weekend. Consider this list your training wheels for MotoGP at Circuit of The Americas.

COTA Fan Zone – Sign up for a chance to win a Meet & Greet with Valentino Rossi and other cool prizes


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Race Schedule

Note that the schedule is subject to change. You can visit COTA Fan Zone to view the most up-to-date schedule throughout the weekend.

FRIDAY

APRIL 10

8:00AM:

PUBLIC PARKING OPEN

8:30AM - 5:55PM:

GATES OPEN/CLOSE

9:00 - 9:40AM:

MOTO3 FREE PRACTICE 1

9:55 - 10:40AM:

MOTOGP FREE PRACTICE 1

10:55 - 11:40AM:

MOTO2 FREE PRACTICE 1

11:55AM - 12:25PM:

MOTOAMERICA SUPERBIKE QUALIFYING

1:10 - 1:50PM:

MOTO3 FREE PRACTICE 2

2:05 - 2:50PM:

MOTOGP FREE PRACTICE 2

3:05 - 3:50 PM:

MOTO2 FREE PRACTICE 2

4:05 - 04:45PM:

MOTOAMERICA SUPERSPORT QUALIFYING

5:00 - 5:25PM:

MOTOAMERICA SUPERBIKE TOP 12 QUALIFYING SHOOT-OUT

SATURDAY

APRIL 11

8:00 AM:

PUBLIC PARKING OPEN

8:30AM - 6:00PM:

GATES OPEN/CLOSE

9:00 - 9:40AM:

MOTO3 FREE PRACTICE 3

9:55 - 10:40AM:

MOTOGP FREE PRACTICE 3

10:55 - 11:40AM:

MOTO2 FREE PRACTICE 3

11:55AM - 12:15PM:

MOTOAMERICA SUPERBIKE WARMUP

12:35 - 1:15PM:

MOTO3 QUALIFYING

1:30 - 2:00PM:

MOTOGP FREE PRACTICE 4

2:10 - 2:25PM:

MOTOGP QUALIFYING 1

2:35 - 2:50PM:

MOTOGP QUALIFYING 2

3:05 - 3:50PM:

MOTO2 QUALIFYING

4:15PM:

MOTOAMERICA SUPERSPORT RACE

5:00PM:

MOTOAMERICA SUPERBIKE RACE 1

SUNDAY

APRIL 12

7:30AM:

PUBLIC PARKING OPEN

8:00AM - 4:30PM:

GATES OPEN/CLOSE

8:40 - 9:00AM:

MOTO3 WARMUP

9:10 - 9:30AM:

MOTO2 WARMUP

9:40 - 10:00AM:

MOTOGP WARMUP

10:15 - 10:35AM:

MOTOGP RIDERS' PARADE LAP

11:00AM:

MOTO3 RACE (18 LAPS)

12:20PM:

MOTO2 RACE (19 LAPS)

2:00PM:

MOTOGP RACE (21 LAPS)

3:30PM:

MOTOAMERICA SUPERBIKE RACE 2 (15 LAPS)

Rider Autograph Sessions

All MotoGP autograph sessions on Friday, April 10, at the Austin360 Amphitheater have limited admission and require a designated wristband for access. Due to riders' schedules, times are also subject to change without notice. The rider Q&A is open to all ticket-holders, with seating available in the amphitheater on a first-come, first-served basis.

Wristbands will be issued at the autograph session redemption booth located at the left entrance to the amphitheater in the Grand Plaza. The wristbands will be issued for a specific session and distributed on a first-come, first-served basis on Friday as soon as gates open.

Note: Limit of one item to be autographed per person, no pictures allowed.

FRIDAY

APRIL 10

4:00PM:

MOTOGP RIDER AUTOGRAPH/Q&A SESSION
JORGE LORENZO, ANDREA DOVIZIOSO, ANDREA IANNONE, STEFAN BRADL, ALVARO BAUTISTA, LORIS BAZ, NICKY HAYDEN AND EUGENE LAVERTY
AUSTIN360 AMPHITHEATER

4:25PM:

MOTOGP RIDER AUTOGRAPH/Q&A SESSION
VALENTINO ROSSI, POL ESPARGARO, BRADLEY SMITH, CAL CRUTCHLOW, JACK MILLER
AUSTIN360 AMPHITHEATER

4:50PM:

MOTOGP RIDER AUTOGRAPH/Q&A SESSION
MARC MARQUEZ, SCOTT REDDING, KAREL ABRAHAM, DANILO PETRUCCI AND YONNY HERNANDEZ
AUSTIN360 AMPHITHEATER

5:15PM:

RIDER AUTOGRAPH/Q&A SESSION
HECTOR BARBERA, MIKE DI MEGLIO, ALEIX ESPARGARO, MAVERICK VINALES, MARCO MELANDRI AND ALEX DE ANGELIS
AUSTIN360 AMPHITHEATER

SATURDAY

APRIL 11

12:45PM

MOTOAMERICA RIDER AUTOGRAPH SESSION
PADDOCK

SUNDAY

APRIL 12

11:40AM

RED BULL SUPERCROSS ATHLETE SIGNING
SUPPORT PADDOCK

Track Invasion

Sunday, April 12: 4 - 4:50 p.m.

Celebrate on the track! To partake in the track invasion, you may enter the track at 4 p.m. from the following access gates: Main Grandstand East, Main Grandstand West, Turn 19, and the gate between Turn 1 and Turn 2.

Please note access will end at 4:40 p.m. and the track will be cleared at 4:50 p.m.

Entertainment at COTA Throughout the Weekend

While on site this weekend, don't miss your chance to take part in the fun activities taking place around the Circuit. With stunt bike performances, motorcycle demonstrations, manufacturer displays, demo rides and much more, you'll have plenty of entertainment for the whole family between races.

World's Largest Evel Knievel Memorabilia

The world’s largest collection of Evel Knievel memorabilia - including motorcycles, helmets and riding leathers, never-before-seen photographs and even x-rays of Evel’s broken and pinned bones - will be on display in the Grand Plaza.

Aaron Colton Street Freestyle Demo

Street freestyle is a motorcycle discipline that involves manipulating the motorcycle through an array of acrobatic maneuvers. These feats – including wheelies, nose wheelies and burnouts -require a vast amount of precise skill and balance. Aaron Colton is one of the most decorated street freestyle riders in the world, and began garnering national attention for his riding prowess while still a pre-teen.

Geoff Aaron – Trials Demo

Moto trials is a motorcycle discipline that’s all about balance and control. Despite the fact that it's a low speed discipline, in the right hands, a trials bike can do things that are seemly impossible on two wheels. Geoff Aaron is one of those riders that make the impossible possible.

No Excuses Stunt Team

This Austin-based trio of motorcycle stunt riders (above) will amaze you with tricks, turns, wheelies and burnouts during several performances in the Austin360 Amphitheater pit. It's unique two-wheel excitement all weekend long.

Aerobatic Sky Show

If you look to the skies on Sunday, April 12, you will see Red Bull Air Race World Championship winner, Kirby Chambliss, in his Zivko Edge 540 plane performing amazing aerobatic maneuvers over Turn 1.

National Anthem

Adrian Michael Joseph will sing the National Anthem from the grid during opening ceremonies on Sunday, April 12, at 1:50 p.m.

Demos & Athlete Signing by No Excuses Stunt Team, Terry Adams - BMX, Aaron Colton - SportBike & Geoff Aaron - Motocross

Catch a stunt performance in the Grand Plaza, Paddock or Turn 1 throughout the weekend.

FRIDAY

APRIL 10

12:30PM:

NO EXCUSES STUNT TEAM
AUSTIN360 AMPHITHEATER

3:00PM:

NO EXCUSES STUNT TEAM
AUSTIN360 AMPHITHEATER

SATURDAY

APRIL 11

11:10AM:

TERRY ADAMS BMX DEMO + ATHLETE SIGNING
SUPPORT PADDOCK

11:40AM:

AARON COLTON SPORTBIKE DEMO + ATHLETE SIGNING
SUPPORT PADDOCK

12:00PM:

NO EXCUSES STUNT TEAM
AUSTIN360 AMPHITHEATER

12:05PM:

GEOFF AARON MOTOCROSS DEMO + ATHLETE SIGNING
SUPPORT PADDOCK

12:50PM:

TERRY ADAMS BMX DEMO
GRAND PLAZA

1:10PM:

AARON COLTON SPORTBIKE DEMO + ATHLETE SIGNING
SUPPORT PADDOCK

1:40PM:

GEOFF AARON MOTOCROSS DEMO + ATHLETE SIGNING
SUPPORT PADDOCK

3:00PM:

TERRY ADAMS BMX SHOW
GRAND PLAZA

4:00PM:

NO EXCUSES STUNT TEAM
AUSTIN360 AMPHITHEATER

SUNDAY

APRIL 12

8:30AM:

NO EXCUSES STUNT TEAM
AUSTIN360 AMPHITHEATER

10:00AM:

TERRY ADAMS BMX DEMO + ATHLETE SIGNING
SUPPORT PADDOCK

10:30AM:

AARON COLTON SPORTBIKE DEMO + ATHLETE SIGNING
SUPPORT PADDOCK

10:50AM:

TERRY ADAMS BMX DEMO
GRAND PLAZA

11:00AM:

GEOFF AARON MOTOCROSS DEMO + ATHLETE SIGNING
SUPPORT PADDOCK

11:40AM:

TERRY ADAMS BMX DEMO
TURN 1

11:45AM:

NO EXCUSES STUNT TEAM
AUSTIN360 AMPHITHEATER

12:25PM:

AARON COLTON SPORTBIKE DEMO + ATHLETE SIGNING
SUPPORT PADDOCK

12:55PM:

AARON COLTON SPORTBIKE DEMO + ATHLETE SIGNING
SUPPORT PADDOCK

View the Circuit from the Tower

See the Circuit like never before from over 200 feet in the air. The iconic Tower provides a spectacular view of the track, all the activity taking place around COTA and of downtown Austin's skyline. Show up at the base of the Tower during the weekend to take a tour from a bird's-eye-view.

Handbuilt Motorcycle Show

The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show, a free motorcycle-centric art showcase presented by Austin’s Revival Cycles in downtown Austin, will feature over 100 wildly different custom motorcycles and vintage race machines, a Wall of Death stunt showcase, local food options and more.

Motorcycle Demo Rides

Multiple motorcycle manufacturers will offer demonstration rides across their range of 2015 models. The demo rides will be held all three days and will provide riders 18 years of age or older with an exhilarating opportunity to go on a 30-minute controlled ride through the beautiful back roads surrounding COTA.

The demonstration rides will begin at Turn 19 for Yamaha, Suzuki and Honda, and the Support Paddock for Victory and Harley-Davidson. Fans will be required to register, participate in a pre-ride safety briefing and wear the standard protective gear including: a DOT-approved helmet, eye protection, long sleeve shirt or jacket, long pants, full-finger gloves and over-the-ankle protective foot wear for the ride.

See Cheap Trick at the Austin360 Amphitheater

Enjoy Cheap Trick's timeless classics, such as "I Want You to Want Me," "Surrender" and "The Flame," performed live in the award-winning Austin360 Amphitheater. Located in the heart of the track, this outdoor amphitheater was voted the best new concert venue in the world and was recently named one of the top 10 music venues in the United States. The Austin360 Amphitheater will be a premium spot to see Cheap Trick perform on Sunday immediately following the grand prix.

Things to Note for Safety Purposes

We encourage everyone to have a wonderful time, but our guests' safety is of utmost importance. To ensure everyone is safe and to avoid any hassle when entering the gate, please see a full list of prohibited items, click here.