MotoGP returns to the USA
Even though the World MotoGP Championship was in the USA just a few weeks ago, to be exact to the legendary track of Laguna Seca, it is now returning to America with all its many components, this time to Indianapolis. But this time the guys from the 125cc and Moto2 categories will also be in on the act, this is because at Laguna Seca it was only for the teams in MotoGP.
The race in Indianapolis will be a return to a very recent addition to the MotoGP calendar. It first appeared after the race at Laguna Seca had already joined the circus. The circuit is already in the history books as it hosts the Indianapolis 500, as well as races in the Nascar series, and it was also a venue for the American Formula 1 races between 2000 and 2007, just one year after that it began to hold races for the best motorbike riders in the world.
The first ever MotoGP race at this venue in the stae of Indiana saw a victory for Valentino Rossi, Nicky Hayden, back then still racing for the Repsol Honda Team, was on the second step of the podium and last year the winner was the Yamaha rider Jorge Lorenzo.
For the time being Dani Pedrosa has not got good results at this track and therefore will be pulling out all the stops to make up for all his disappointments there. In 2008 he had to make do with eighth position, whilst in 2009 he finished tenth. On the other hand Andrea Dovizioso managed to get a well-deserved fourth place, improving on the fifth position he achieved in 2008.