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Head in the clouds at COTA

BT Sport MotoGP presenter takes a selfie at altitude at the Circuit of the Americas

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BT Sport MotoGP presenter Suzi Perry has surely pulled off what must be one of the best 'selfies' of the year so far.

She's certainly taken the art to new heights by heading to the top of the iconic observation tower at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas this weekend.

The tower stands 251 feet (77 metres) high and is reached by an elevator or by a 419-step staircase. The observation platform boasts a 360-degree view of the circuit and has a capacity of 70 people at a time.

Just to make it a little more unnerving for those people who aren't fond of heights, the platform has a partial glass floor to add to that 'floating in mid air' feel. It seems that even Suzi has had to take it lying down!

This weekend, the circuit is playing host to the MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas. Marc Marquez has traditionally been King of COTA on two wheels, but this year he's under pressure from the likes of Valentino Rossi, Andrea Iannone and Andrea Dovizioso. Not to mention Britain's own Cal Crutchlow, who won in Argentina and currently leads the rider standings.

Formula 1 won't be heading to Austin until October. This year's United States Grand Prix is the 18th race on the 21-event calendar. Will the world championship still be up in the air by the time we get there, or will someone have already put the title beyond reach by then?

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