The 3rd annual Austin Moto GP round was another to remember! Fun filled events, unpredictable Texas weather, and a great weekend full of exciting racing proved Moto GP is at home in the heart of Texas.
We spent the week leading up to the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas with one eye on the weather. Rain was a constant threat to the weekend's festivities more than 10 days out, but if there's one thing that's unpredictable in Texas, it's the weather. The rain came and went early Friday, making life interesting for the riders and one poor (later lucky) dog, and proved to be a relatively minor threat for the rest of the weekend. At least if you aren't in the Motoamerica pits.
The worry over the weather was unnecessary and only added to our grey hair growth. Friday evening cooled off, and our event went off without a hitch! With a queue at the front door, we opened up and let a flood of guests in to begin checking out the new Aprilia RSV4 RF, Tuono V4 1100 Factory, a nice collection of track machines from Aprilia's past, an awesome collection of Moto GP & WSBK race leathers, and apparel from REV'IT!. DJ Dan Gentile of Flying Turns provided the tunes and the drinks from Deep Eddy Vodka began to flow and wouldn't stop until an hour after we were supposed to shut down!
Throughout our event there was much to talk about. One thing that stood out was our announcement regarding our future move to a new location a short distance North of downtown Austin. We'll be providing more details on that in the future. Alvaro Bautista was in attendance showing gratitude to all of the Aprilia fans with photos and signings. It was very cool to have such a talented and friendly rider at our Austin shop!
We hope you enjoyed our event as much as we did and we cannot say thank you enough to our collaborators at Aprilia USA and REV'IT! USA! We also have a huge thanks to Austin's very own Deep Eddy Vodka for providing great spirits for the third year in a row. And lastly, the biggest thank you is for all of our customers and friends of AF1 Racing – without you, we wouldn't be here! We hope you enjoy the photos and got a keepsake from the evening. See you next year!