In anticipation of the MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas, set for April 10-12, 2015, motorcycle-racing legend Kevin Schwantz takes you through the ins and outs of the 3.4-mile circuit in a thrilling new video produced by Bonnier Motorcycle Group. Schwantz, the 1993 500cc world champion and COTA’s two-wheel ambassador, will play a prominent role in promotional and media activities for COTA leading up to the race, and he will serve as Grand Marshal for the MotoGP race on Sunday, April 12. In addition, he will lead the cycle corral parade laps on Friday and Saturday evenings during the race weekend.
Kevin’s expert knowledge of what makes a great MotoGP track was a key part of the circuit’s design process. This video highlights various aspects of COTA that he believes make it “one of the most physical tracks to race at anywhere in the world.”
“From the huge elevation gain in Turn 1 to the top speed of well over 210 mph on the back straight-away, Circuit of the Americas has it all,” Schwantz said. “To continue as the Two Wheel Ambassador of a venue that is one of the best in the world is a real honor and a title I am proud to wear!”
Circuit Founder and Chairman Bobby Epstein said: “Kevin is a true champion and an enduring fan favorite. We are grateful for the opportunity to learn from him and be inspired by his incredible passion for racing. This partnership renews the relationship between a great American track and a great American champion. We are proud to have Kevin serve as our motorcycle racing ambassador and friend.”