AUSTIN, Texas (Mar. 6, 2014) – Circuit of The Americas (COTA) and Bell Helmets have partnered to create a limited quantity of commemorative Texas-themed Star Carbon helmets. For the first time ever, motorsports fans will have the opportunity to own a special edition helmet complete with custom artwork honoring the Lone Star State from Chris Wood, founder and creative director of Airtrix. “We are excited to partner with Bell, one of the legendary racing companies, to offer this one-of-a-kind product to our fans,” said Circuit Chief Marketing Officer Geoff Moore. “The limited-edition helmet, which celebrates our country, state, race and track, makes this a must-have for the true motorsports fan.”
Only two months until the world’s premier motorcycle racing series, MotoGP™, returns to Circuit of The Americas (COTA) April 11-13, along with its support series Moto2™ and Moto3™. This year marks the debut of U.S. rider Josh Herrin in the Moto2 division, and the newcomer will be competing with a brand new Moto2 team, Caterham Moto Racing. This week, America’s newest motorcycling race phenom shares his thoughts on the upcoming season.
Circuit of The Americas (COTA) is selling reserved camping spaces during the 2014 Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas April 11-13 for fans looking to enjoy the venue all weekend long as MotoGP makes its return to Austin, Texas. An upgrade is now available for those wanting a camping experience with amenities similar to those offered to COTA’s premium trackside RV spots. For $600, fans can receive electricity and water and waste services, providing them with the utmost camping comfort during the race weekend.
The Circuit of The Americas (COTA) was selected by the Austin District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) to receive the 2013 ULI Austin Award of Distinction for Private Development. The award recognizes sound land use practices in combination with building healthy places. The ULI defines healthy places as those designed, built, and programmed to support the physical, mental, and social well-being of the people who live, work, learn, and visit them. Characteristics of the places recognized include access to the natural environment, amenities for people to reach their full potential, and addressing unique community issues with innovative and sustainable solutions.
Circuit of The Americas (COTA) is offering multi-night, premium RV parking spaces during two major events coming to Central Texas next month. South by Southwest (SXSW), the world’s largest music, film and interactive festival, will take over downtown Austin March 7-16, while the Star of Texas Rodeo returns to the Travis County Fair and Expo Center March 1-16. Both events draw hundreds of thousands of out-of-state visitors to the Austin area. To help accommodate the many visitors heading to Austin for SXSW and the rodeo, COTA is renting its permanent RV parking spaces located along the circuit’s Back Straight between Turns 11 and 12. The rental price per space is $50 for up to four people and includes one (1) 75-foot paved RV space with 24-hour security and in-and-out privileges. RV sites will have access to water and electricity hook ups, full bathrooms and a laundry facility.
Circuit of The Americas is pleased to announce that Austin360 Amphitheater has been awarded Pollstar’s “Best New Major Concert Venue” for 2013. The award was announced at tonight’s 25th Annual Pollstar Concert Industry Awards in Nashville, Tenn. Pollstar, the only trade publication covering the worldwide concert industry, hosts an annual award ceremony to recognize the best in the industry. Other new concert venues in the running for this award were America's Cup Pavilion in San Francisco, First Direct Arena in Leeds, United Kingdom, Perth Arena in Perth, Australia and Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Neb.