The moment fans have all been waiting for is finally here! MotoGP™ is racing into Circuit of The Americas™ this weekend for the 2015 Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas! It's my guess you're at home, chomping at the bit to begin your travels to Austin, TX (aren't we all?!). BUT, you can't take off to COTA before you know what to expect this weekend!
Read on for your complete 2015 MotoGP™ Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas race weekend preview for an update on where the standings are currently, predictions on who will win on Sunday, tips on what to bring (and what not to bring) into the track, and, for all you procrastinators, your chance for last chance VIP access!
The 2015 MotoGP™ Rider Standings Heading into COTA
With only one Grand Prix in the history books so far, there is still a lot to come this season. Here are the current 2015 rider standings heading into the Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas race weekend:
Winning Predictions: Who Will Finish on the Podium?
There is plenty of discussion revolving who will win in Austin. The MotoGP™ season is returning to Circuit of The Americas™ for its third consecutive year and in the past two seasons, it's been a Honda 1-2 up on the podium. Honda Repsol riders, Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa, have successfully finished in first and second place respectively at the
Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas.
With that being said, during the 2015 season opener in Qatar, Marquez and Pedrosa failed to find the top of the pack, finishing in fifth and sixth place. Rather, Yahama rider, Valentino Rossi, appeared rejuvenated and proved to fans he still has the fire it takes to win by securing the first place finish.
Moving into Austin, Pedrosa has already confirmed he will be missing the race due to the arm pump issue he revealed after the 2015 Qatar Grand Prix and Marquez has stated he is confident he will perform well at COTA, but Rossi has the momentum.
So, who will win the 2015 MotoGP™ Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas? Will Rossi grab another first place finish? Will Marquez bounce back to where he ended things last season? Or will another rider surprise us all and taste victory?
Personally, I'm putting my money on Marquez. This kid just has the determination to win and if there are no complications bike-wise, I think we'll see him at the top of the podium.
What do you think? Who do you believe will win the 2015 MotoGP™ Red Bull GP? Share your predictions with us in the comments below!
What to Bring (And What NOT to Bring) to the Red Bull Grand Prix
Due to the size of the facility and the amount of fans who will be in attendance, Circuit of The Americas™ has a very strict policy regarding permitted and prohibited items. Take a look at the lists and plan accordingly.
And for additional information regarding any of these items, please visit circuitoftheamericas.com.
- Umbrellas (must be the small, hand-held style)
- Personal Camera Equipment (digital cameras, point-and-click digital cameras, or film cameras)
- Baby Strollers
- Portable, Collapsible Chairs
For a list of items we'd suggest you bring, read
What to Bring to the 2015 MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas>>
- Alcoholic Beverages
- Animals (with the exception of service animals)
- Bicycles, Scooters, Skateboards, Skates, Segways, Golf Carts, or Other Unauthorized Means of Transportation
- Bags or Parcels Larger than 12x12x20 inches
- Coolers, Thermoses or Ice Chests
- Fireworks, Explosives or Other Incendiary Devices
- Food and Beverages (sealed, plastic water bottles are allowed)
- Glass or Metal Containers of Any Kind
- Illegal Substances
- Large, Golf-Type Umbrellas
- Non-Collapsible Chairs
- Any Items that may be Deemed Hazardous
- Tents or Canopies
- Video Cameras, Audio Recording Devices and Tripods
- Weapons of Any Kind
Here's Your Last Shot: Book Your Official Ticket Package NOW!
Making last minute plans to attend the 2015 MotoGP™ Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas? There's still time to secure your Official Ticket Package, but you must act fast!
Official Ticket Packages include your ticket to each day of 2015 MotoGP™ weekend at COTA, access to an exclusive hospitality venue within the circuit where you'll find VIP amenities, and a variety of other inclusions.
For more information on the events taking place throughout the weekend, read
Your 2015 MotoGP Austin Grand Prix 3-Day Itinerary>>
To learn more about Official Ticket Packages and to book your experience now, visit
COTA Experiences' website by clicking the button below or call 1-866-801-6975 to speak to a representative.
Be sure to join the conversation on social media throughout the Grand Prix weekend by using the hashtags #COTAVIP and #RedBullGP!