Red Bull ready for Indianapolis GP

MOTOGP AT INDY For the first time in 99 years, motorcycles will roar down the famed frontstretch at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with the Sept. 12-14 running of the inaugural MotoGP Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix. The event kicks off Indy's...

MOTOGP AT INDY

For the first time in 99 years, motorcycles will roar down the famed frontstretch at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with the Sept. 12-14 running of the inaugural MotoGP Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix.

The event kicks off Indy's centennial celebration and should be a quite a show if June's MotoGP test was any indication.

"It'll be great for thrill seekers who want to see a bike go 200 mph down the frontstretch, lean it over and scrape their knee on the asphalt," IMS president Joie Chitwood said.

Four American riders, including Red Bull athlete and 2006 world champion Nicky Hayden, will battle past champions Valentino Rossi and Casey Stoner around the course that uses part of the oval. Unlike when Formula One ran there, MotoGP bikes will race in a counterclockwise direction, with a new series of four turns just after the start-finish line. High-speed esses also replaced the double-hairpin Hulman Straight.

-credit: redbullracingusa.com

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Nicky Hayden , Valentino Rossi , Casey Stoner