Circuit of the Americas to host Formula One, MotoGP, and more!

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Circuit of the Americas Logo Austin TX Grand Prix and MotoGP

Circuit of the Americas Logo - Austin TX Grand Prix and MotoGP!

April 12, 2011 – A press conference was held this afternoon to announce the name of Austin’s Grand Prix track, circuit details, and a 10-year relationship with the motorcycle racing championship MotoGP. The name of the track is now Circuit of the Americas (COTA), which highlights the central location of Austin within North, Central, and South America. COTA “signifies that the center will be a premier destination in the western hemisphere where business leaders, entertainers and sports fans come to see world-class performances.” The economic impact was compared to “a superbowl every year, for 10 years” – and it’s estimated to bring $3 to $5 billion into the area. New 3D renderings were presented, along with a promo video highlighting the multitude of uses for the circuit. Racing will only take up a few weekends of the year. During nearly every other weekend, COTA will have:

  • Concerts – Outdoor live music in the Grand Plaza
  • Conference, banquet, and business centers
  • A Trauma Center for training medical students and emergency care workers
  • Student centers, in partnership with Texas A&M University, St. Edward’s University, Huston-Tillotson University and Del Valle ISD (more schools may join later)
  • Future proposed amenities include a driving/riding experience, a motorsports driving club, kart track, grand plaza event center and tower, and a trackside recreational vehicle park.

Bobby Epstein, an investor in the project, said discussions are at a “good stage” with a major hotel developer to build a hotel on site.

Austin F1 race dates have not yet been revealed. The official address of the track is 12700 ½ F.M. 812, Austin, Texas 78617.

During the press conference, a new official website was unveiled. Take advantage of the signup form to get official updates and ticket information from Austin Formula One.

Circuit Of The Americas Track Austin TX USGP

Circuit Of The Americas Track Austin TX USGP

 

Circuit of the Americas – Austin F1 – Promo Video from The F1 Times

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