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2017 Moto GP - COTA



Tickets are now available for the MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas taking place April 21-23, 2017 at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin. COTA will be the only stop for MotoGP in North America in 2017. 

$89 buys you a 3-day General Admission (GA) ticket and includes access to the grassy hillsides throughout the track. With this pass you can find a spot you like, or move around and see the practice sessions and races from different vantage points all weekend. You can bring a chair or blanket and set yourself up for the day. We always recommend this option. Not only is it a good deal in itself for three days of racing, but children 12 and under are admitted free with each paid adult. Plus, if you’re riding your motorcycle to the track parking is free in Lots B and D for all motorcycles.

$139 is the starting point for Premium Grandstand seating. For $139 you can choose between the Main Grandstand and the Turn 1 Grandstands. Both offer good views of the start/finish line, but the Turn 1 Grandstand is our pick if you want to see much more of the track. A good pair of binoculars at Turn 1 will let you follow the action around much of the track on your own, although it must be said that COTA does a great job of placing big screens around the track so that you can follow the racing from almost anywhere.

$149 and up gets you a seat in what COTA calls ‘the stadium section’ at Turn 15.  Turn 15 lets you see five challenging corners from your Grandstand seat. The Turn 15 Grandstand also gets you a great view of the back straight, where bikes can reach speeds over 200 miles per hour before diving into Turn 12.

$199 will buy you a MotoGP Flex pass. Three days, three incredible views, one price. With a flex pass you can create your own one-of-a-kind weekend, and experience everything COTA has to offer. With the MotoGP Flex Pass, your pass allows access to all three of the premium grandstands, but you must select which Grandstand you would like for each individual day when purchasing the Flex Pass. You can mix and match the grandstands to find your own perfect combination.

$199 Cycle Corral pass allows you to share your passion with other fans of your favorite manufacturer. You also score exclusive COTA merchandise and Turn 12 Grandstand access. Plus, you get your own bike on the track for a parade lap. The COTA Cycle Corral Package includes:

  • 3-day MotoGP ticket in Turn 12 Grandstand
  • Premium motorcycle parking in Lot C
  • Exclusive Circuit of The Americas swag bag (details to come)
  • A parade lap of the Circuit on your own bike

The COTA Cycle Corral Package is available with the following motorcycle brands: Aprilia, BMW, Harley-Davidson. Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, Husqvarna, Suzuki, Victory and Yamaha.

$999 is the price for VIP HOSPITALITY. Whoa! What the heck is THAT you ask? Well, according to the fine folks at COTA, the VIP HOSPITALITY ticket is the ultimate MotoGP experience. “The VIP Hospitality package puts you in the heart of the action with unprecedented access to the paddock and pit walk. Drink, dine, and take in awe-inspiring views of the starting grid, pre-race ceremony and the legendary Turn 1 all from the comfort of an air-conditioned suite overlooking the main straight.”


  • Unlimited access each day to a paddock suite directly above the team garages
  • Access to the MotoGP paddock
  • Gourmet food options all weekend long
  • Open bar featuring beer, wine, liquor and soft drinks
  • Breathtaking views of the start/finish lines, pre-race ceremony and COTA’s iconic Turn 1
  • Pit Lane walk on Saturday and Sunday at scheduled times
  • Commemorative ticket and lanyard
  • One free parking pass in Lot A for every four tickets purchased

And hey, you even get to speak to a friendly COTA sales representative, by calling (512) 655-6300 when you buy this pass. No one said conversation was cheap…THERE ARE A LIMITED NUMBER OF VIP HOSPITALITY PASSES AVAILABLE. (Because there are a limited number of people willing to spend $1K…ed.)

Late April can be hot in Austin. Or not. The main grandstand probably offers the best shade option, as well as a good view of the start/finish line and the pits. But Austin weather, like Texas weather in general, is fickle. Be prepared. Chances of getting both soaked and sunburned on the same day are higher than you think.

We will update you as we get closer to MotoGP. There’s always a lot going on during the MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas weekend, both out at the COTA track and in downtown Austin. In our view, this is the best weekend of the year at Circuit of the Americas. We hope to see you here!

Alan Pease

Alan Pease is our Central Texas correspondent, covering city, county and state government, as well as all that's taking place at the Circuit of the Americas. Alan is a long time automotive and motorcycle industry professional, and covered the approval, development and opening of the Circuit of the Americas for Autoweek magazine. Prior to writing for Autoweek and txGarage Alan designed and executed over 350 individual press introductions, drive routes, and ride-and-drive events for BMW cars, BMW Motorcycles, MINI Cooper, Aston Martin, Jaguar Cars, and several General Motors divisions. Press introductions took him across the entire United States (including Alaska), as well as Canada and the United Kingdom. Alan also raced in the Inaugural Iron Butt Rallye, riding as a Factory Rider for BMW Motorcycles. He finished the 10 day, 10,000 mile solo rider race tied for 1st place. He lives in Austin, Texas, and can be reached by email at .

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