RACING IN AUSTIN
Revving up for a full roster of fall racing, Austin's Circuit of The AmericasTM (COTA) has turned heads as the first purpose-built Grand Prix facility in the U.S.
Race fans from far and near head to the state-of-the-art 3.4-mile circuit track for some of the most prestigious racing events in the world, including the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix, MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas, INDYCAR Classic and more.
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Annual Racing Events
Each year, Americas Rallycross brings sprint-style automobile racing to Austin with the ARX Americas Rallycross. Drivers will be equipped with RX Supercars hitting speeds up to 600bhp, with the ability to accelerate from 0-60mph in less than two seconds.
Blancpain GT World Challenge
Blancpain GT World Challenge brings North America’s top production car-based series to Austin. Production-based cars from legendary manufacturers hit the track for a thrilling weekend of speed and sound. Get ready for three full days of some of the best sports car racing on earth with unprecedented access to more than 100 incredible cars. When you aren't feasting your eyes on the fierce racing, you'll have access to the paddock to see the cars up close, hear the engines roar as teams work on the cars and speak with the drivers.
Formula 1 United States Grand Prix
Experience the power of motorsport's premier series, witness the passion and intensity of the world's greatest drivers, and dance along to two of the most acclaimed and decorated performers of all time. World-class racing and entertainment combine for the can't-miss party of the year, and it only happens this fall at Circuit of The Americas.
North America’s premier open-wheel racing championship makes its way to COTA for the INDYCAR Classic. This event offers the opportunity to see some of the greatest drivers in the world up close, as well as adding the essential Austin touch of live music.
MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas
Austin’s long-standing motorcycle heritage, coupled with COTA’s cutting edge racing facility, ensures that audiences can expect a jam-packed weekend of world class two-wheeled excitement on-track alongside an incredible schedule of off-track entertainment. In addition to the Moto2 and Moto3 classes, MotoAmerica brings its signature brand of star-spangled motorcycle racing to the track, filling out a stacked lineup of the world's greatest motorcycle riders.
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The Circuit of The AmericasTM boasts capacity for 120,000 fans and is situated on a 1,000-acre site in southeast Austin, approximately two miles from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, with scenic views of downtown. The facility is designed for any and all classes of racing - from motor power, to human power. Learn more.
Get Behind the Wheel
Audi Driving Experiences
If you're looking to get in on some racing action yourself, COTA offers multiple breathtaking driving experiences. With the Audi Driving Experience, get behind the wheel of a fleet of Audi models, including the R8 V10. Plus, for an exhilarating half- or full-day course. A team of professional instructors guides the way, whether you want to throw the TT RS into a slide on a low-friction skid pad, or compete for the top lap time in the RS 3. And if open-wheel racing is more your style, don't miss Formula Americas. During this thrilling 90-minute program, you'll suit up like a pro and lap the full 3.4-mile Grand Prix circuit in a powerful racing machine you won't find anywhere else.
Headed to Austin in between racing events and concert dates? COTA offers visitors plenty of other opportunities to experience the track. The newest experience at the track, COTA Karting, is a fun activity for the whole family. Race your friends and family on the world class go kart track in motorized karts ranging from Junior Karts up to the 55 mph. Champ Karts.