Wes Ciler Tries Out COTA
Wes Ciler, Editorial Director of RideApart, brings readers inside the twisted mind of the newest track on the MotoGP circuit, the Circuit of the Americas, in his fantastic report, “What It’s Like to Ride COTA”. Ciler had a chance take in a lap of COTA on a Ducati 1199 Panigale R, and his piece breaks down the curves and challenges of the brand new track.
This past week, MotoGP racers experienced the highs and lows of the Circuit of the Americas for the first time on their GP bikes, and by all accounts, it’s a seriously challenging, highly technical, and first-class track.
The Austin, Texas track’s layout was conceived by promoter Tavo Hellmund and World Champ Kevin Schwantz, who worked in concert with circuit designer and architect Hermann Tilke. It was completed in August of 2012, and hosted its first MotoGP race this weekend.