On March 31, AMA Pro racer Chris Ulrich was invited by Circuit of The Americas to give members of the Austin, Texas, media rides around the new road course on the back of his two-seat GEICO Honda CBR1000RR Superbike to help promote the Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas MotoGP race.
Ulrich gave each guest a two-lap ride around the 3.4-mile course, reaching more than 160 mph at times, and that experience combined with on-board video footage provided by Ulrich’s team resulted in three major television network news programs broadcasting stories on the ride and one popular FM morning radio show host sharing her experience with her listeners in words and videos.
Below are links to the videos and podcast that resulted from the rides:
From the Univision TV affiliate in Austin:
From KEYE-TV, the CBS affiliate in Austin:
From KXAN-TV, the NBC affiliate in Austin:
From Deb O’Keefe, co-host of the Jason & Deb Morning Show on 101X FM in Austin:
From Leah Fisher Nyfeler, the Editor in Chief of Austin Fit Magazine:
In addition, Ulrich gave rides to well-known racing commentator Jonathan Green; Chad Hastings, co-host of Mornings with Chip & Chad on 104.9 FM The Horn, the ESPN Radio affiliate in Austin.
For over a decade, Ulrich and his team have offered rides on two-seat racebikes to reporters to help promote motorcycle road racing events and motorcycling in general. Ulrich himself has given over 700 two-seat racebike rides since 2003.