MotoAmerica: COTA Pre-Season Test Open To Public

Plenty of fan activities at the Circuit of The Americas test

2016 MotoAmerica CoTA
MotoAmerica and Circuit of the Americas open the pre-season test to the fans.Photo By Brian J. Nelson

Fans are invited to attend the MotoAmerica pre-season test for free at the Circuit of The Americas (COTA), March 23-24. For the second-year running, MotoAmerica teams are testing at the Austin, Texas facility in preparation for season opener during the 2016 Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas, set for April 8-10.

The paddock and garage areas will be open to fans from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both Wednesday and Thursday, and will be filled with top teams and riders from the series, including 2015 MotoAmerica Superbike Champion Cameron Beaubier.

In addition to action on track, race fans will also have the opportunity to meet their favorite riders during autograph and Q&A sessions in the COTA garage. MotoAmerica stars such as Beaubier, four-time series champion Josh Hayes, Yoshimura Suzuki's Roger Hayden and Jake Lewis, and several others will be on hand for the Q&A sessions that will be held on both days of the test.

Also up for grabs is a chance to win the Ultimate Race Weekend Giveaway, which can be redeemed during the Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas event in the MotoAmerica paddock. The lucky winners will be the guests of the Monster Energy Graves Yamaha team for the race weekend.

"I think it's great that the fans will get to come out to the COTA test," said MotoAmerica president and three-time World Champion Wayne Rainey. "It will give our fans a chance to be up close to the action and to our riders and teams in an atmosphere that's a little bit more laid back than the race weekend."