Circuit Length: 5.380 km (3.343 miles)
The impressive Circuit of the Americas is a challenging track which is fast and technical. COTA is run in a counter-clockwise direction and the track is designed with a mix of tight, slower corners and faster, more open sections. These features combine to place a great importance on front-end feel, as being able to quickly change direction is important here. Therefore our front tyres need to provide good grip characteristics with plenty of stability. The rear tyres must also provide good drive out of the slower corners. The fast right-hand corners are quite severe on tyres, so at this circuit teams are provided with asymmetric rear slicks with slightly harder rubber on the right shoulder. The home straight into turn 1 and the back straight into turn 12 are really fast with the riders reaching speeds approaching 350klm per hour and massive braking as they enter the tight corners, placing the rider under g forces of around 1.6. It is a thrilling track for spectators and riders alike.