I am planning to attend next year 2019. Will be driving from Dallas on a 1999 M900. I have been every year, but next year will be my first with the bike. I'll try to remember this post five months from now, would be cool to ride down in a group. Any idea why Ducati island was set up outside the track? I've been to Indy, Laguna Seca, and COTA was the only one where the island was set up outside the track.