MotoAmerica: COTA Fan Experience Will Be Different Than At MotoGP

MotoAmerica: COTA Fan Experience Will Be Different Than At MotoGP

© 2023, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. By David Swarts.

On September 8-10, MotoAmerica is holding its first standalone event at Circuit of The Americas (COTA), and it will be a very different experience for motorcycle road racing fans who have only attended the MotoGP event in Texas.

MotoAmerica has raced at COTA in the past, but it has always done so as part of MotoGP World Championship events. At those events, fan access has been limited and highly controlled. The MotoGP paddock area was closed to most fans, all seats in the grandstands were reserved, and parking usually involved long walks or shuttle rides.

Fans returning to COTA for the standalone MotoAmerica weekend to see the Medallia Superbike, Supersport, Mission King Of The Baggers, Steel Commander Stock 1000, and Mission Super Hooligan races are in for some pleasant surprises.

Let’s start with tickets. A General Admission (GA) ticket allows fans first-come, first-served access to any seat in the grandstands along the front straightaway, in Turn One, and at Turn 15, which offers views from Turn 12 at the end of the back straightaway through Turn 16.

Kids 12 years and younger are free with a paying adult, and significant discounts are available for military veterans.

Big-screen video screens will provide video feeds in these grandstand areas whenever MotoAmerica Live+ is broadcasting, which is most of the weekend.

Paddock access, including access to the free carnival games and rides, the Kids Zone, stunt shows, and music in the paddock, is included with every ticket. And fan shuttles will be running from the parking and grandstand areas to the paddock all weekend.

There will also be free demo rides offered by CFMOTO, Indian, Harley-Davidson, and Yamaha.

A GA ticket also gives fans access to the Dunlop Hot Pit Walk and Autograph Session with all the riders on hot pit lane mid-day on Sunday.

General admission parking involves a separate fee, but parking is located in Lot A, right behind the main grandstand on the front straightaway. Motorcycles, however, park for free in a dedicated motorcycle parking area.

For an elevated experience at different price points, there are also special Ducati Fan Experience, Dunlop ECSTAR Suzuki Two-Seat Superbike Experience, Harley-Davidson 120th Anniversary VIP, and VIP Hospitality ticket packages available.

The Cardo Parade Lap allows fans 16 and older to ride their own motorcycles on the racetrack for a separate fee.

Overnight and weekend-long camping is available in tents, RVs, and RVs with electrical hook-ups.

And COTA will be offering go-kart rentals, zipline rides, and access to its iconic 251-foot-tall observation tower for separate fees.

To purchase tickets or get more information, go to or

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