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2016 MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas Weekend Information

Posted on April 04, 2016

Written by Meg Trahan

We look forward to welcoming you to Circuit of The Americas for the 2016 MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas! For your convenience, we've compiled information below to help you get to COTA, navigate the venue and find all the exciting activities happening throughout the weekend.


Download the COTA App

The COTA App will be filled with the race schedule, autograph schedule, attractions, food and beverage locations and much more. Download the COTA App now to have an easy reference guide in the palm of your hand.

*Please note the app is still being updated and will be fully loaded by Friday.

If you have previously downloaded the app, update to the latest version by opening the app and going into Settings (the gear in the upper right corner). Click the "Update" button and "Reset" buttons to get the most recent version.

*Recommend everyone update the app on Friday, April 8 to see the latest info.


Directions and Parking

How to get to Circuit of The Americas

Below are three routes from major highways and roads that lead to COTA. The physical address is: 9201 Circuit of The Americas Blvd, Austin, TX 78617.


If You Don't Want to Drive, Take an Uber

Want to kick back and just enjoy race days? Then catch a safe ride with Uber. Enter promo code UBER2COTA for $20 off your first ride to COTA. You'll have a dedicated Uber drop-off and pick-up location directly across the street from the Grand Plaza main entrance. It doesn't get much easier than that.

Parking

Please park in the parking lot designated by the parking pass you purchased. If you have not purchased parking, you may do so now here, or pay $20 cash each day at the lot.

Reminder: Motorcycle parking is free in Lot B and Lot D courtesy of GEICO Motorcycle. No parking pass required - just show up on your bike.

ADA Accessibility

ADA parking is available for those with a government issued ADA hangtag or license plate. If you require ADA assistance from the parking lot to your seat, please alert a staff member, such as a parking attendant. They will be able to radio an operator to dispatch a golf cart to your parking location. You can also call our ADA Cart Line directly for assistance at 512.655.6217.


Race Schedule

Download the COTA App to have the race schedule in the palm of your hand.
*Please note the app is still being updated and will be fully loaded by Friday.
 • Download App for iPhone
 • Download App for Android

FRIDAY APRIL 8
7:30 AM PUBLIC PARKING OPENS
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM GATES OPEN/CLOSE
9:00 AM - 9:40 AM MOTO3 FREE PRACTICE 1
9:55 AM - 10:40 AM MOTOGP FREE PRACTICE 1
10:55 AM - 11:40 AM MOTO2 FREE PRACTICE 1
11:55 AM - 12:25 PM MOTOAMERICA SUPERBIKE QUALIFYING
1:10 PM - 1:50 PM MOTO3 FREE PRACTICE 2
2:05 PM - 2:50 PM MOTOGP FREE PRACTICE 2
3:05 PM - 3:50 PM MOTO2 FREE PRACTICE 2
4:05 PM - 4:45 PM MOTOAMERICA SUPERSPORT QUALIFYING
5:00 PM - 5:25 PM MOTOAMERICA SUPERBIKE TOP 12 QUALIFYING
SATURDAY APRIL 9
6:00 AM PUBLIC PARKING OPENS
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM GATES OPEN/CLOSE
7:30 AM - 7:50 AM MOTOAMERICA SUPERSPORT WARM UP
8:00 AM - 8:20 AM MOTOAMERICA SUPERBIKE WARM UP
9:00 AM - 9:40 AM MOTO3 FREE PRACTICE 3
9:55 AM - 10:40 AM MOTOGP FREE PRACTICE 3
10:55 AM - 11:40 AM MOTO2 FREE PRACTICE 3
12:35 PM - 1:15 PM MOTO3 QUALIFYING
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM MOTOGP FREE PRACTICE 4
2:10 PM - 2:25 PM MOTOGP QUALIFYING 1
2:35 PM - 2:50 PM MOTOGP QUALIFYING 2
3:05 PM - 3:50 PM MOTO2 QUALIFYING
4:15 PM MOTOAMERICA SUPERSPORT RACE (12 LAPS)
5:00 PM MOTOAMERICA SUPERBIKE RACE 1 (15 LAPS)
SUNDAY APRIL 10
6:00 AM PUBLIC PARKING OPENS
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM GATES OPEN/CLOSE
7:30 AM - 7:50 AM MOTOAMERICA SUPERBIKE WARM UP
8:40 AM - 9:00 AM MOTO3 WARM UP
9:10 AM - 9:30 AM MOTO2 WARM UP
9:40 AM - 10:00 AM MOTOGP WARM UP
10:15 AM - 10:35 AM MOTOGP RIDERS' PARADE LAP
11:00 AM MOTO3 RACE (18 LAPS)
12:20 PM MOTO2 RACE (19 LAPS)
2:00 PM MOTOGP RACE (21 LAPS)
3:30 PM MOTOAMERICA SUPERBIKE RACE 2 (15 LAPS)
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM FAN TRACK WALK
4:30 PM FRANKY PEREZ & THE TRUTH CONCERT



AMA Pro Flat Track

NOTE: Entry to the AMA Pro Flat Track event requires a separate admission fee from MotoGP. To enjoy this new event purchase a ticket here. Tickets are available to the first 4,000 fans with seating on a first-come, first-served basis.

The AMA Pro Flat Track races will run less than a quarter of a mile away from the main entrance to COTA's Circuit. Both the GNC1 and GNC2 classes will be showcased, introducing a new and exciting type of motorcycle racing to Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas fans after qualifying concludes on Saturday afternoon.

SATURDAY APRIL 9
6:00 PM GATES OPEN
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM RIDER AUTOGRAPHS/OPEN PADDOCK/PRE-RACE SHOW
6:30 PM OPENING CEREMONIES
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM GNC1 & GNC2  HEATS
7:30 PM - 7:42 PM SUPER HOOLIGANS HEATS
8:00 PM - 8:06 PM GNC2 LCQ
8:06 PM - 8:18 PM GNC1 SEMIS
8:18 PM - 8:30 PM SUPER HOOLIGAN MAIN EVENT
8:50 PM - 9:10 PM GNC2 MAIN EVENT
9:20 PM - 9:50 PM GNC1 MAIN EVENT



MotoGP Rider Autograph Sessions

All MotoGP autograph sessions will take place Friday, April 8, at the Austin360 Amphitheater will require a designated wristband for access and will have limited admission. 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.

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

FRIDAY APRIL 8
4:25 PM Rider Autograph/Q&A Session
Valentino Rossi, Pol Espargaró, Bradley Smith, Aleix Espargaró, Maverick Viñales, Tito Rabat and Jack Miller
4:55 PM Rider Autograph/Q&A Session
Marc Marquez, Dani Pedrosa, Scott Redding, Michele Pirro, Eugene Laverty, Yonny Hernandez and Cal Crutchlow
5:25 PM Rider Autograph/Q&A Session
Jorge Lorenzo, Andrea Dovizioso, Andrea Iannone, Stefan Bradl, Alvaro Bautista, Loris Baz and Hector Barbera



MotoAmerica Rider Autograph Session

All MotoAmerica rider autograph sessions will take place Saturday, April 9, in the MotoAmerica Paddock from 10:40 AM to 11:40 AM.


Food & Beverage Options

To view a full list of food and beverage options on-site and their locations, download the COTA App (iPhone download or Android download available).

Please note our vendors will ID for all alcoholic beverage purchases. If you plan to have a drink or two, please bring an acceptable form of ID with you. IDs accepted include: U.S. Driver's License, U.S. Territory's Driver License, U.S. State-Issued ID Card, Passport, Passport Card or U.S. Military ID. Alcohol sales will also cease 30 minutes prior to the end of the event each day.


Entertainment Activities Around COTA

Ducati Island

Check out Ducati Island in the heart of the Grand Plaza with interactive displays and live music to entertain guests throughout the weekend. Ducati Cycle Corral participants will park their bikes on Ducati Island for guests to admire.

Text to Ride With a Pro

On-site, fans can text "TexasLottery" to 86677 for a chance to win a ride around the track on Saturday after the races!

Motorcycle Demos

Find the latest and greatest motorcycles on display at Turn 19 including Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha, Victory, BMW Motorrad and Harley-Davidson. Swing by to go for a ride!

Fan Zone

The Fan Zone features manufacturers such as Honda, Yamaha, Victory, Kawasaki, KTM, Harley-Davidson and more with the newest in motorcycle apparel, memorabilia and art.

Swing by with your kids and let them race to the finish line at the Yamaha Kids' Riding Area and take part in the action on the 'Lil Tikes Strider Bike Course. Or, challenge your friends and family to a race climbing through a fun rock wall and giant inflatable obstacle course. Bubba Burger Cornhole will also be available for a more leisurely competitive match on custom cornhole sets.

Cycle Gear Market Place

This is your one-stop-shop for all things moto. The Cycle Gear Market Place features more vendors with a variety of products and services just for MotoGP fans.

Demos by Geoff Aaron - Trials Riding and Aaron Colton - SportBike

Catch a stunt performance throughout the weekend.

FRIDAY APRIL 8
1:00 PM Aaron Colton
1:40 PM Geoff Aaron
SATURDAY APRIL 9
11:40 AM Aaron Colton
12:05 PM Geoff Aaron
1:10 PM Aaron Colton
1:40 PM Geoff Aaron
SUNDAY APRIL 10
10:30 AM Aaron Colton
11:00 AM Geoff Aaron
12:25 PM Aaron Colton
12:55 PM Geoff Aaron


Tower Visit

Take a trek up the 251ft tall Observation Tower to see the track from above.

Tickets for a Tower visit can be purchased at the base of the Tower. Trips up the Tower for adults are $20.00 per person, and tours for kids 5 and under, military and seniors are $15.00 per person.

COTA Gaming Lounge

Think you've got what it takes to be a MotoGP Champion? Then stop by the COTA Gaming Lounge and harness your horsepower in MotoGP '14.

Kid's Motorcycle Kit Craft Area

Build, design and take home your very own motorcycle from our family-friendly crafting area.

Pizza Hut Slice & Hot Laps

Snap a photo with "Slice" the Pizza Hut mascot on Friday or Saturday and win a Hot Lap around the track on Saturday evening. To be eligible to win, post your photo using @pizzahut and #COTA on Twitter or Instagram.

Opening Ceremonies on Sunday

 • National Anthem sung by jazz singer Serafia

 • Red Bull Air Force landing at Turn 1

 • MotoGP Riders Parade - watch your favorite riders take a lap of the track

Fan Track Walk on Sunday

Take to the track after the MotoGP and MotoAmerica races conclude on Sunday.

Access: via gates at Turn 1, Main Grandstand west, Main Grandstand east and Turn 19

Post-Race Concert by Franky Perez & The Truth

Once the champagne has been sprayed and the track has been cleared after the races on Sunday, head over to Ducati Island in the Grand Plaza for a special concert on the Ducati Island stage. Franky Perez, who has been compared by peers and critics to Robert Plant and Otis Redding, has collaborated with many artists including Gavin Rossdale of Bush, Slash of Guns N' Roses, Billy Morrison from The Cult and many more. Perez has also had multiple tracks featured on the FX television series "Sons of Anarchy," and is a member of the Sons of Anarchy band, The Forest Rangers. 

The concert is open to all Sunday attendees.


Radio Broadcasts Sunday, April 10th

You can access the radio broadcasts easily through the COTA App. (iPhone download or Android download available)

Sunday, April 10:

Accessible via the COTA App or online at www.speedcityradio.com

Accessible via KJCE AM1370 radio in Austin



We look forward to a fun weekend with all of you, and welcome you to share your experience with us during the weekend with #COTA on Twitter and Instagram.