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March 29th, 2013, 04:13 AM   #11
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So is it final, there will be no public transportation to the track? If so, this is a bit of a problem. Which means I now have to shell out for parking. I had already rented a car, but I really didn't want to drive to the track. Its a good thing I'm going with a shit load of friends to make this an epic weekend, COTA doesn't seem to give two shits about motofans now that they got their race.

No shuttle, $1,200.00 for a VIP pass. and $30.00 every time you park the car and very little shade anywhere on the track. Not only is it user-unfriendly, and anti-Schawantz but unreasonably expensive. Think I'll pass and go to Laguna.
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Is this for MotoGP, or is it just general info for the track. There was no shuttle operation for Grand Am, so they're not doing them for every race. There may be one for Moto, but I doubt it will take on the same scale as for F1.




That was on the MotoGP 'faq' link, but it looks like you have found more pertinent info.





What about Austin transit? Any bus companies there that you can check with?
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I emailed and asked about shuttles a while back, only paid parking at this race.
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So is it final, there will be no public transportation to the track? If so, this is a bit of a problem. Which means I now have to shell out for parking. I had already rented a car, but I really didn't want to drive to the track. Its a good thing I'm going with a shit load of friends to make this an epic weekend, COTA doesn't seem to give two shits about motofans now that they got their race.




Change your car rental to a minibus,


I for one will contribute to the cost's
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These Cota motherfuckers are starting to piss me off..
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wow. this is surprising. They had the F1 transportation running like a clock. Do they not understand how big motogp is? don't they see the numbers? The Grand Am had under 20k so i understand no shuttle, but I think they're expecting over 60k for motogp.


I don't think the COTA folks and the local politicians know anything about motorsports except they hear that F1 is the most prestigious and they want to hang out in the VIP section and present the trophy to the F1 drivers to feed their ego. And they could give a FUCK about any other racing event.


They went to credible extremes to make sure that the first f1 race wasn't a complete clusterfuck because there we so many people hoping it would be. Those people might get their wish. I hope not tho.
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I'm not been funny here but I thought you Americans did things bigger and better than the rest of us!


One of the reasons I'm travelling out of europe for the first time.


Am I missing something or is it like the circuit want the money.


But no encouragement for the fans to attend.


WTF is going on here people!? :O
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I got my info regarding no shuttles directly from COTA about 2 weeks ago in direct email contact from them. Their only solution as "to hire a cab." Then I contacted Austin's public transportation service and they also confirmed that they wouldn't be providing anything either. People, for those that haven't been to the track or are not familiar with the Austin area, the track is out in the middle of nowhere below the airport and the area is not served by regular Austin bus service. So expect to pay for either a cab or car rental and if you rent a car, make sure you buy those parking passes. I'm wondering if any of the ranch property owners around the track will try to sell private parking-but then how would you know until you're there and by then it'll be too late if none do. Do a satellite street view of the area on Google to see how isolated it is. If this is how COTA intends to run their track, this will be the last time they see me. I have Laguna Seca and I don't need COTA.
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wow. this is surprising. They had the F1 transportation running like a clock. Do they not understand how big motogp is? don't they see the numbers? The Grand Am had under 20k so i understand no shuttle, but I think they're expecting over 60k for motogp.


I don't think the COTA folks and the local politicians know anything about motorsports except they hear that F1 is the most prestigious and they want to hang out in the VIP section and present the trophy to the F1 drivers to feed their ego. And they could give a FUCK about any other racing event.


They went to credible extremes to make sure that the first f1 race wasn't a complete clusterfuck because there we so many people hoping it would be. Those people might get their wish. I hope not tho.




This is probably what they are expecting:





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This is looking like a shit show lol
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