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Overcoming The Odds, Marc Marquez Wins MotoGP Again In Austin

Intense competition among the top-five riders in every practice session and a three-spot grid penalty for blocking Maverick Viñales during qualifying couldn’t slow down Marc Marquez at Circuit of The Americas. Overcoming the odds, Marquez somehow found his way through the field and onto the top step of the podium for…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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FIA World Rallycross Is Coming To America, And Of Course COTA Is Hosting The Party

Americans don’t get much love in the way of top-level rally racing, and the FIA is making a big move to get those fans more interested. Yes, there has been the Red Bull Global Rallycross for a number of years, and despite its massive growth and sponsorship, the FIA recognizes it has an opportunity to […]

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The Jalopnik Bump Works Even When You Add The Sticker Right Before The Race

Tom O’Gorman wanted a Jalopnik sticker on his Tomo Racing Honda Civic Si the second he saw me at a pre-race party, but I thought I was all out. Then we found a couple more at the bottom of Kurt’s bag, and gave O’Gorman the bump for today’s Pirelli World Challenge TCA race at Circuit […]

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We’re Enjoying All The Incredible Race Cars At Pirelli World Challenge This Weekend

No other professional racing series in the United States has a more delightful variety of cars than Pirelli World Challenge. Year in and year out, we see an utterly insane variety of cars, from Bentley Continentals and Mazda MX-5s to more obscure fare like the Sin R1, and we’re here for it all over again […]

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The Audi Driving Experience Lets You Blast Around An F1 Track In Someone Else’s R8

The best track car is often someone else’s car. You don’t have to do the work to get it ready. You just show up and drive. If you’d like to drive Circuit of the Americas without worrying if your brakes will work after that long straight, there’s now someone else’s Audi R8 V10 Plus waiting […]

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The 24H Series Better Keep Coming To COTA For A Long Time

America has been known to only feature one important 24-hour race series: The 24 Hours of LeMons. Yes, we have a major 24-hour single event here too, but IMSA doesn’t do mega duration events for their whole series. The Creventic 24H Series runs a slate of endurance races each season, and the shortest race you’ll […]

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Circuit Of The Americas Wants An IndyCar Race, But, Uh, Good Luck

Circuit of The Americas, a nearly 3.5-mile road course near Austin, is interested in hosting a Verizon IndyCar Series race so long as it doesn’t conflict with an existing event. But COTA shouldn’t be concerned that—the race track should, instead, be worried about its 1.5-mile asphalt neighbor up north.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Lewis Hamilton Broke His Own New Track Record In Third Austin F1 Practice Session

Gusty winds couldn’t keep Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton from breaking his own track record, which he set just yesterday. Hamilton’s 1:34.478 lap is the new F1 track record around Circuit of the Americas, proving once again that Hamilton’s still the F1 Lap King of COTA. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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It’s Only Free Practice 2 And Lewis Hamilton Just Set A New Track Record In Austin

The sun peeked out this afternoon just long enough to let the 2017 Formula One cars show their true speed on a dry track during Free Practice 2. Early in the session, Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton smashed the F1 track lap record with a ridiculously quick 1:34.668 lap time. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Toyota Was Prepared For The Texas Heat And Brought Their Own Pool

If you race in Texas and it’s not the dead of winter, you should probably pack a kiddie pool in with your car, spares, tools and other race weekend things. It’s always hot and muggy, and if you just drove a sweaty stint in a six-hour endurance race, why not hop in the pool afterwards […]

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Come Hang Out With Jalopnik In Austin At Our Lone Star Le Mans Party On Friday

Are you also in Austin, Texas, to enjoy the last World Endurance Championship race for the foreseeable future (as far as any of us know right now)? Rad! So are we. That’s why we’re planning a meet-up 8:00 p.m. this Friday at Lustre Pearl East, right between Circuit of the Americas and downtown. Read more… […]

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We’re At Lone Star Le Mans All Weekend Hoping The Prototypes Never Leave

One of our favorite racing series on the planet—the beautifully high-tech World Endurance Championship—is about to make some big changes. Lone Star Le Mans is the last chance in America to enjoy things as they are, with Porsche and Toyota battling each other in the top LMP1 class. We’re here at Circuit of the…Read more… […]

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Here’s Your Epic Gallery Of Pirelli World Challenge Cooking At COTA

While many parts of Texas are still dealing with the effects of Hurricane Harvey, Austin has dried up, and is back to its usual miserable heat and humidity. As conditions and the forecast cleared, Circuit of The Americas and Pirelli World Challenge agreed to go forward with this weekend’s plans to have 97 fast things…Read […]

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