Saturday 1st February, 2020

Track of The Month – February 2020

 Circuit Of The Americas – USA

This February, we go to a modern circuit, COTA is The Race Centre’s Track of the Month.

COTA was the first circuit in the USA to be purposefully designed for Formula 1 in 2010. It now hosts many different series such as WEC, MotoGP, V8 Supercars, Rally Cross, American Le Mans Series and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

The first time the track was opened and driven on was the 21st of October by Mario Andretti in the Lotus 79 which was the car he drove when he became the last American to win the World Drivers Championship in 1978. The circuit passed its final test 60 days before the first F1 race which was attended to by 117,429 people.

We hope that you enjoy the challenge and excitement of COTA this month at The Race Centre.

See below for an onboard lap of COTA from the WEC in 2017.

We hope you enjoy this fantastic circuit and the cars we have chosen!

Over £300 worth of local prizes

You are welcome to drive any of the month’s vehicles at any time in an Open Practice Session. All lap times and telemetry are recorded for your immediate viewing and future reference.

Competition Vehicle Prize
Class A – Expert LMP2 Porsche Spyder 1x £50 Cash
Class B – Professional SR8 1x Free First Monday
Class C – Intermediate SR3 3x Free First Monday
Class D – Rookie Formula Ford 5x Free First Monday

See best laps for this competition in the Drivers’ Paddock.

Prizes at all experience levels

New drivers to The Race Centre will be automatically classified as a Class D driver. Winning in a class will gain you promotion to the next class up.

Competition Eligible Classes Promotion
A – Expert A, B, C, D
B – Professional B, C, D A
C – Intermediate C, D B
D – Rookie D only C

Competition Terms and Conditions

All potential prize-winning laps must be verified by a TRC staff member

For a lap to be legal, your vehicle must have two or more wheels inside or touching the white lines at all times.

Vehicles must be running all standard TRC settings for the month.

Free entry to First Monday is for the next event and is non-transferable.

Multiple Class wins within a month will result in prizes for the highest win only. Lower “wins” will be passed to the next highest competitors.

TRC Staff are not eligible to win prizes. Any winning positions held by staff will defer to the next highest driver.

Cash prizes available at the following First Monday event or within a max of 30 days of competition end.