MotoGP Austin, April 19-21, 2013

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  1. skeelo221

    skeelo221 Been here awhile

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    Here, here!
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  2. bete

    bete misguided adventurer

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    Ticketmaster showed $30 for lot H, thats what I paid. Also I found a nice infield parking for Honda riders club, I'm not a member though. bete.
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  3. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    Prohibited Items

    Circuit of The Americas™ prohibited items list



    The following items will not be permitted inside the gates of Circuit of The Americas during major sports and entertainment events. In addition to items specifically listed here, other items that may be deemed to present a potential hindrance or threat may also be prohibited.
    • Alcoholic Beverages
    • Animals (exception for certified service animals)
    • Bags or parcels larger than 12X12X20 inches
    • Bicycles, scooters, skateboards, skates, segways, golf carts or other unauthorized means of transportation
    • Coolers, thermoses or ice chests
    • Distribution of unauthorized promotional or commercial material
    • Food and Beverage (Note: sealed, individual, plastic bottles of water are allowed)
    • Fireworks, explosives or other incendiary devices
    • Glass or metal containers of any style
    • Illegal substances
    • Items that may be deemed a safety hazard or annoyance to participants or guests (balls, Frisbees, balloons, projectiles, horns, radios, bells, whistles, musical instruments, laser pointers, etc.)
    • Large, golf-type umbrellas
    • Non-collapsible chairs
    • Tents or canopies
    • Video cameras, audio recording devices and tripods; no video recording will be allowed
    • Weapons of any kind, including guns, knives, pepper spray, handcuffs, nightsticks or other items
    The following items will be permitted inside the circuit gates.
    • Blankets
    • Umbrellas (small, hand-held style)
    • Baby strollers
    • Portable, collapsible chairs
    • Personal camera equipment (e.g. digital cameras, point-and-click digital cameras or film cameras)
    • Binoculars
    NOTE: All bags, purses, backpacks and persons are subject to screening by security personnel. Fans entering Circuit of The Americas should prepare accordingly.
    Smoking will only be allowed in authorized areas. All security measures are subject to change without notice.
    Ticketholders should be aware that there are no provisions for returning banned items to them when such items are left at the race entrances. Patrons are encouraged to leave all banned items at home or in their vehicles before entering the venue or boarding any of the complimentary shuttle buses transporting ticketholders to Circuit of The Americas. Individuals who deliberately attempt to bring banned items through security checkpoints are subject to removal from the facility.
    The resale of Circuit of The Americas admission tickets is strictly prohibited on Circuit property, which includes the facility’s grounds and surrounding parking areas.
    <FOOTER id=footer>CircuitOfTheAmericas Home of the world championships


    So , I wonder how they're going to get the crowds in and out if they are policeing heavily enough to give this list some teeth.
    Are they going to stop each bike and rummage through the saddle bags ?Tear up your ticket and send you away if you try to smuggle in a sandwich, an apple ?
    What will happen with the no video recording devices rule in a day where every digital camera and smart phone will make video recordings. Are they planning to rip Go-Pro cameras off riders helmets ?
    These rules certainly hit me as Draconion. I doubt they'll be searches .
    But they wrote and published the rules.
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  4. skeelo221

    skeelo221 Been here awhile

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    Yes it's quite the list! I will have a 12 pack in my backpack so we'll see what happens...
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  5. sprocketjock

    sprocketjock Been here awhile

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    Sounds like you're gonna be down a 12 pack
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  6. Assfault

    Assfault Exposed Member

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    I just purchased my tickets and noticed the parking price situation. I'll walk the extra 50ft and save myself $30. I need the exercise anyway :lol3. I'm going mostly because I am really excitedto see in person all 3 classes race. I usually do Laguna and have not experianced the two other lesser classes. I will be riding down from Colorado on Wednesday/Thursday. I have two large saddlebags, bet I could get a case in them easily, might as well take a few breaks in the parking lot to rehydrate. See you other inmates down there, I'll wear one of my ADV shrts for recognition. Bout a month to go!
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  7. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    The carry in inspection was pretty lame during the F1 race. We carried in food and beverage. I saw SEVERAL camer tripods and video cameras.
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  8. Skowinski

    Skowinski Eukaryote

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    At Laguna Seca we have carried in rolling coolers full of drinks, food and beer for years. It always strikes me as a cheap shot to extract more money from the fans when I see such restrictive policies as those listed above.
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  9. bete

    bete misguided adventurer

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    I couldn't find a schedule for fri,sat,sun. Is there one?
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  10. Assfault

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    Here you go.
    This is from the MotoGP website so should be correct.

    19 April 2013
    Moto3 FP1

    09:00 - 09:40


    MotoGP FP1

    09:55 - 10:40


    Moto2 FP1

    10:55 - 11:40


    Moto3 FP2

    13:10 - 13:50


    MotoGP FP2

    14:05 - 14:50


    Moto2 FP2

    15:05 - 15:50

    20 April 2013
    Moto3 FP3

    09:00 - 09:40


    MotoGP FP3

    09:55 - 10:40


    Moto2 FP3

    10:55 - 11:40


    Moto3 QP

    12:35 - 13:15


    MotoGP FP4

    13:30 - 14:00


    MotoGP Q1

    14:10 - 14:25


    MotoGP Q2

    14:35 - 14:50


    Moto2 QP

    15:05 - 15:50

    21 April 2013
    Moto3 WUP

    08:40 - 09:00


    Moto2 WUP

    09:10 - 09:30


    MotoGP WUP

    09:40 - 10:00


    Moto3 RAC

    11:00


    Moto2 RAC

    12:20


    MotoGP RAC

    14:00
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  11. trent

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    Over $30 to park a motorcycle at a motorcycle race is just an insult. They aren't starting the track or the race off well. And no shuttles. I guess F1 got all the attention and MotoGP just pays the bills.
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  12. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    I don't know. The F1 race was expensive!
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  13. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    Statement by Kevin Schwantz

    I have read several reports regarding my attendance at the MotoGP test last week in Austin. I would like to make this statement:

    "I had been in Switzerland over the weekend where I was the guest speaker at the St. Gallen University. I returned to Texas on Tuesday evening and on Thursday I was at CotA for the MotoGP test, with a proper credential supplied by the Attack team, to coach Blake Young. Additionally I was an invited guest of the LCR Honda team.

    While there, CotA security informed me that CotA management requested I leave the track immediately and was not welcomed at the circuit. CotA's security force also accused me of criminal trespass and warned I would be arrested the next time I entered the track.

    This comes as a tremendous disappointment to Honda, Blake Young, and myself. Especially because I am single-handedly responsible for bringing MotoGP to Texas and for the initial design of the facility to accommodate MotoGP racing."


    HMMMMMM sad deal there...
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  14. BC61

    BC61 Long timer

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    Kevin brought MotoGP to CotA and was booted out of the deal just like the guy who brought F1 to CotA. Looks like the management of CotA uses up people then gives them the boot when they find an out. I believe there are on going law suits between CotA and both Kevin and the gentleman who brought F1.
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  15. bete

    bete misguided adventurer

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    Thanks Assfault, just what I was looking for. It's a shame about Schwantz ordeal I would boycott the race but if we all did that it would only eliminate another GP venue. bete
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  16. sprocketjock

    sprocketjock Been here awhile

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    Wow. I think i'll save up for Laguna instead.
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  17. mdubya

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  18. viajero

    viajero Too old to be a nOOb

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    Someone should set up a booth outside the track to sell t-shirts with Swantz's picture on it, saying "Let Kevin in or we won't be back".
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  19. tat2

    tat2 where's ya too?

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    MotoGP specific FAQ posted on COTA website.

    http://circuitoftheamericas.com/faq-motogp


    Trent: I believe the $30 (+tax) is a pass for all 3 days. Not to bad for parking.
    Most event parking I see (in Toronto @ least) is $20 for a hockey games/concerts. Then again street parking @ meters for motorcycles is free in Toronto proper.
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  20. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    $43 includes tax and fees, all three days to park your bike. This lot is close to grand stands.