Circuit of the Americas (COTA) is in an unincorprated area of Travis County, Texas, just outside of Austin city limits. It is the host of the Formula One United States Grand Prix and Motorcycle Grand Prix of The Americas. From the start line, the riders climb to the first corner—the highest point of the circuit—with the apex of the corner positioned on the crest of the hill. They descend the hill to navigate a series of fast sweepers modeled on Silverstone's Maggotts-Becketts-Chapel complex and through a blind corner at Turn 10, taking them to the far end of the circuit and a hairpin at Turn 11. The riders then follow a 0.62-mile (1.00 km) straight back towards the pit and paddock area before entering the final sector of the lap and weaving through a series of corners modeled on Hockenheim's stadium section. This is be followed by a downhill, multi-apex corner with limited run-off before the final two corners of the circuit, a pair of left-hand bends that return the drivers to the main straight.
- Marc Marquez (2014)
- qual. sessions: