Colin Edwards Explains How to Ride COTA

03/19/2013 @ 3:09 pm, by Jensen Beeler4 COMMENTS

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We don’t know how many regular track day enthusiasts will get to ride the new Circuit of the Americas race course in Austin, Texas — what with its $50,000 rental fee and all — but, for lucky journalists like us, who will be riding COTA for the Ducati 1199 Panigale R press launch, or motorcycle racers whose series makes a stop at the purpose-built grand prix circuit, you may want to jot down the few notes that MotoGP racer Colin Edwards has on the facility’s 20 turns.

Getting a chance to scope out the new race track built in his backyard, the Texas Tornado takes a ride with Jonathan Green (of WSBK commentary fame), and walks us through his favorite sections, as well as giving away a few tips on how to ride America’s new racing venue. Pretty interesting stuff (we’ll surely use his advice in a couple days), though the wind isn’t doing anyone any favors with the audio quality. Check it out after the jump.

Source: Circuit of the Americas (YouTube)


  1. I really enjoyed that. And, apropos of nothing whatsoever, I sure would like to do the Boot Camp some day.

  2. David M says:

    RideSmart Motorcycle School has a 2 day trackday event at COTA on the schedule for June 1st and 2nd but it’s all sold out. I imagine it went pretty fast… even at $460 per day.

  3. Yup, COTA had to honor the few contracts it made before going private. There’s a handful of track days available this year. Get them while you can.

  4. TexusTim says:

    nice ! we have a world class trakc right here, many didnt believe it would happen.