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Austin/COTA News

36 days days until the U.S. F1 Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas! LINK
David Hobbs was giving great compliments about having a GP near Austin .
Big news, F1 and Speed TV splitting after this season. LINK

  • Good for the sport
  • Bigger national audience

It looks like NBC Sports will end up with the broadcast rights.  Not confirmed yet.

Formula 1 Teams Assoc (FOTA) Austin forum a chance for fans to engage with current, former F1 personnel LINK

50 million expansion to Bergstrom planned to accommodate and encourage direct international flts LINK

Austin City to annexe Elroy and COTA as part of Austin City to gain sales tax revenue LINK

Edgar Ferrara’s comments at SXSW Eco  - F1 innovations trickle down to everyday vehicles, official says LINK

60+ private plane operators file permits to land at Austin Airport during Formula One week LINK

Paint going down on the track!? LINK

COTA reverses decision and allows all camera sizes.  LINK

Formula 1

Japanese GP Qualifying RECAP LINK

Lewis Hamilton tweets:

  • Mark Webber quit following me (LH)
  • Thought we were team mates!
  • Oh nevermind, MW never followed me (LH)

Formula1 weekly driver education series “Brought to you by the Formula GP Experience, 3 seater race car ride”.  This week is Kimi Raikkonen.

Links for Kimi :

  • LINK
  • – Kimi LINK


Lorenzo romps to stunning Motegi pole

It was Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo who romped to pole position for the AirAsia Grand Prix of Japan tomorrow in a hard-fought and incident-packed qualifying session at the Twin Ring Motegi ahead of Dani Pedrosa and Cal Crutchlow.

World Superbikes

Now Managed by Dorna – Ramifications

 LOCAL Car/Motorcycle stuff

Annual Mustang Owners Club of Austin show in Great Hills this morning.    As always a great turnout of all things Ford & Shelby.  It benefited Safe Place

Next weekend is Oct 19/20 is the Harvest Classic in Luckenbach, Texas. All Vintage European motorcycle event and both Ducati Austin & Horsepower Farm are sponsors and will be presenting some beautiful examples.

The following weekend, Oct 27th,  is a cook off for the businesses in the shopping center w/ Ducati Austin.   Ya’ll come participate and compete for prizes from any of the merchants in that center.  Horse & tack, Tools, Motorcycles….

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