Indianapolis Motor Speedway to host round 14 in 2008

RED BULL INDIANAPOLIS GP IS 14TH OF 18 RACES ON 2008 MotoGP SCHEDULE INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, July 23, 2007 -- The inaugural Red Bull Indianapolis GP on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will be the 14th of 18 races on the...

RED BULL INDIANAPOLIS GP IS 14TH OF 18 RACES ON 2008 MotoGP SCHEDULE

INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, July 23, 2007 -- The inaugural Red Bull Indianapolis GP on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will be the 14th of 18 races on the 2008 provisional MotoGP schedule, released by the FIM.

With just four races on the 2008 schedule after the Red Bull Indianapolis GP, the inaugural MotoGP event on the 2.601-mile motorcycle road course at IMS should play a crucial role in the season championship.

The Red Bull Indianapolis GP comes in the middle of a three-race stretch in which the world's top motorcycle series will travel the globe. The San Marino Grand Prix at the Misano circuit in Italy precedes the Red Bull Indianapolis GP, on Aug. 31, and the Australian Grand Prix on Sept. 28 at the Phillip Island circuit follows the race at Indy.

The 2008 season starts March 9 at Qatar and ends Nov. 2 at Valencia, in Spain.

Spain, Italy and the United States are nations with two or more events on the schedule.

Spain plays host to the Spanish Grand Prix on March 30, the Catalunya Grand Prix on June 8 and the Valencia Grand Prix on Nov. 2. The Italian Grand Prix is on June 1, with the San Marino Grand Prix on Aug. 31.

The United States Grand Prix is July 20 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, Calif.

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Red Bull Indianapolis GP tickets: Ticket orders are being accepted now for the inaugural Red Bull Indianapolis GP on Sept. 14, 2008.

Orders can be placed either online at www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com or by mailing an order form to IMS. The order form is available at the IMS Web site or by calling the IMS Ticket Office at (800) 822-INDY outside the Indianapolis area or (317) 492-6700 locally.

Ticket Office hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

All tickets for this event are three-day tickets, with both reserved and general admission seating available. Ticket orders will be fulfilled at a later date.

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Series MotoGP
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