Circuit of The
Americas™ announces winners of ‘KiSS’ sustainability social media contest at
recent MotoGP™ event
AUSTIN, Texas – In conjunction with Earth Day, April 22, Circuit of The
Americas (COTA) is pleased to announce the winners of the Keep it Shiny & Sustainable photo
(KiSS) contest held during the Red Bull Grand Prix of The
Americas MotoGP event April 11-13.
The contest was part of COTA’s implementation of the Federation Internationale
de Motorcyclisme’s (FIM) KiSS environmental initiative. Contestants tweeted
images of themselves promoting sustainable living behaviors, such as picking up
trash, recycling, and using reusable water containers, at COTA during the
Other components of the KiSS program in Austin included recycling throughout
the facility, composting in the main kitchens and food court area, and the use
of water bottle refill stations. To recognize COTA as the first circuit in
North America to implement this program, COTA Chairman Bobby Epstein was
awarded a commemorative plaque by Movistar Yamaha MotoGP rider and nine-time
World Champion Valentino Rossi.
Contest winners were selected jointly by the FIM and COTA and will be awarded
limited-edition 2014 Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas ball caps autographed
by Rossi. Winning photos and tweets are listed below:
At turn 5 we pick up bikes and trash. Keep @circuitamericas clean and green!
#KissYourSelfie #ChicksDigCornerworkers pic.twitter.com/fSAR84rjeh
#kissyourselfie #motogp #COTA #FIM. Hooray for sustainability!
#KiSSmyselfie #kisscota after filling our camel backs with delicious water at
the filling stations we were leaning pic.twitter.com/lvpBfoFJ0A
About Circuit of The
Circuit of The Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas, is the home of world
championships and a world-class destination for premium sports and entertainment.
COTA has been nominated as the 2014 “Sports
Facility of the Year” by SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.
The same publication named COTA’s annual marquee event, the FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX,
“Sports Event of the
Year” for 2013. Additionally, COTA is the new North
American home for the summer edition of ESPN’s
X Games. More than one million visitors come to COTA each
year for events such as MotoGP™, the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, the
FIA World Endurance Championships, business and social functions, and more than
20 performances at the venue’s acclaimed Austin360
Amphitheater, winner of Pollstar’s “Best New Major Concert Venue”
award for 2013.
COTA’s 1,500-acre campus includes a variety of permanent structures,
including a 44,000-square foot Event Center, an impressive Main Grandstand with
hospitality suites and the Velocity Lounge, a 270,000-square foot Paddock
Building with 34 garages, and an iconic 25-story Observation Tower at the heart
of the facility. For more information and downloadable video and photos, visit:
www.CircuitofTheAmericas.com, www.Austin360Amphitheater.com or COTA’s
dedicated FTP site, media.circuitoftheamericas.com. Follow COTA on
Facebook at www.facebook.com/CircuitofTheAmericas and
Twitter @circuitamericas and @COTAmedia.