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pacman1 10-03-2012 12:05 PM

MotoGP Austin, April 19-21, 2013
 
http://circuitoftheamericas.com/moto-gp

Our spot is already designated...
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i7...stinMotoGP.jpg

snowhawk jockey 10-03-2012 01:57 PM

Wonder if USAC is flagging for COTA? I'll have to give Sandy a BUZZ!
Would be nice to have next years race schedule flesh out with a trip to Leguna Seca, Indy and now,:clap Austin...

WoodButcher 10-03-2012 02:26 PM

Gonna be nice for me since I'm already in town. For the F1 race there won't be any onsite parking for the general masses, but I hope for the MotoGP there will be bike parking at the event. Hopefully they don't jack up the hotel rates for you all visiting like they did for F1.

primate 10-03-2012 02:35 PM

Beat me to it, posted in regionals and jomamma. Cool, gonna make this one...20 miles from the house.

eakins 10-03-2012 02:35 PM

we'll be there! we were the 1st people to call about vending.

swimmer 10-03-2012 04:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WoodButcher (Post 19738714)
Gonna be nice for me since I'm already in town. For the F1 race there won't be any onsite parking for the general masses, but I hope for the MotoGP there will be bike parking at the event. Hopefully they don't jack up the hotel rates for you all visiting like they did for F1.

Can't even imagine having something like this in my own town. You are lucky.

So no one is allowed to drive to the F1 race and park their cars?

I already booked a hotel pretty close to the track.

jktpa 10-03-2012 05:24 PM

parking tickets for F! are $200

pacman1 10-03-2012 07:20 PM

Park downtown and ride their shuttles. Sucks, but beats the COTA parking prices. FWIW, I won't be attending F1 due to admission prices and outside food/drink policies, but parking isn't the thing keeping me away.

BigEasy 12-02-2012 08:07 AM

I'm thinking that this may be my spring break trip For 2013. Early thoughts would be to ride to Austin before the weekend then spend a couple days after the race riding the Hill Country before a ramble back home through Arkansas.

I'm prolly just gonna get a GA ticket since I've never seen the track layout and bounce around to see what's what. I've been to Austin once before for a weekend trip with Mrs. Easy but we didn't venture too far from the bars downtown. Would a guy be best off to stay downtown and shuttle it to the track or are there hotels closer to the track and park and rides that would make for a shorter trip?

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Originally Posted by pacman1 (Post 19741564)
Park downtown and ride their shuttles. Sucks, but beats the COTA parking prices. FWIW, I won't be attending F1 due to admission prices and outside food/drink policies, but parking isn't the thing keeping me away.

That no outside food/drink policy is pretty harsh, WTF?

Any local advice is certainly appreciated:freaky

WoodButcher 12-02-2012 11:42 AM

Basically, there are no hotels near the track. It was built in an undeveloped area and the amenities haven't caught up yet. Maybe by next year. The are hotels halfway between the track and downtown, downtown and around town.

BigEasy 12-22-2012 12:39 PM

welp,I guess I planted a seed with Mrs. Easy. She just suprised me with tix to the race/hotel downtown&airfare for Christmas:clap:clap:clap

Not exactly what I had planned but we'll see how it morphs.

Already have tix for Indy sooooomight not be too huge a stretch to hit Laguna for s trifecta first year????

gatorgrizz27 01-10-2013 07:52 AM

Going to grab my tickets this week, anyone attend F1 to know where the best view of the track is from? Turn 1, 15, or just certain GA sections? Also wondering about a hookup for paddock passes, it doesn't look like they are available unless you purchase a VIP package for $1,500+

tat2 01-18-2013 02:57 AM

Anybody have legit info on shuttles to/from the track? The website is terrible, still focused on F1 I find.

They did have some shuttle info on the COTA website (now i can't find it), mind you it was all about when F1 was on.

I'd rather fly in and stay near a shuttle stop than rent a car/parking/gas if it is just gonna sit all day anyway.

WeazyBuddha 01-29-2013 07:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tat2 (Post 20514847)
Anybody have legit info on shuttles to/from the track? The website is terrible, still focused on F1 I find.

They did have some shuttle info on the COTA website (now i can't find it), mind you it was all about when F1 was on.

I'd rather fly in and stay near a shuttle stop than rent a car/parking/gas if it is just gonna sit all day anyway.


Website really is terrible. Anybody have a schedule for the events? When do gates open/close, practice? specific race start times, etc. ?

Skowinski 01-29-2013 12:37 PM

Hopefully more information will be coming out. It is still 3 months away. But - the entire weekends schedule must already be set up?
Skowinski-wife and I are flying to Houston, meeting up with friends who live there, and driving over early on the Sunday. Looking forward to it! :freaky


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