Red Bull MotoGP Starts Tomorrow In Indianapolis – Schedule of Events

There’s a brand new surface on the 16-turn, 2.6-mile road circuit at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway that incorporates part of the Speedway’s famous oval, and Team Ducati Rider Nicky Hayden was the first rider out to test the new circuit as he prepared for the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix August 26-28, 2011.

A round of the MotoGP World Championship, The Red Bull Indianapolis GP has been contested every year since 2008 and features all three World Championship classes: MotoGP, Moto2 and 125cc.

The Indianapolis Grand Prix is the only full-card round on the MotoGP calendar held in the United States, and that makes it your only chance to see the world’s best Grand Prix motorcycle racers ply their trade – at least without buying a plane ticket or crossing a border.

That will all change when the Circuit of the Americas near Austin, Texas opens for their inaugural season in 2013, but for now, Indy is the only domestic event on the calendar.

The newly paved layout for the race is similar to the setup used by Formula One United States Grand Prix drivers between 2000 and 2007. The entire course has been reversed and is run counterclockwise to the direction of the F1 layout.

A new series of corners were added right before the riders hit the start-finish line near Turn 1 of the classic Indy oval. The bikes don’t use any of the banked oval corners, and a double-hairpin at the Hulman Straight was replaced with the traditional esses configuration.

If you’re worried that you might miss the racing action due to bad weather, don’t. Unlike events run on the IMS classic oval, the riders make their laps around the recently refurbished road circuit during the Red Bull Indianapolis GP come rain or come shine.

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Previous Winners of the Indianapolis MotoGP Gran Prix

2010 Nicolas Terol (Aprilia) Toni Elías (Moriwaki) Dani Pedrosa (Honda)
2009 Pol Espargaro (Derbi) Marco Simoncelli (Gilera) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha)
2008 Nicolas Terol (Aprilia)No race Valentino Rossi (Yamaha)

Practice Day

Friday, August 26, 2011

Public Gates Open8:00 AM
Cycle World Rolling Concours Registration Opens (Click here for more info)8:00 AM
Vendor Marketplace Open, Gasoline Alley Garages8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
125cc FP19:15 – 9:55 AM
MotoGP FP110:10 – 10:55 AM
Moto2 FP 111:10 – 11:55 AM
AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Practice 112:10 – 12:35 PM
125cc FP21:15 – 1:55 PM
MotoGP FP22:10 – 2:55 PM
Moto2 FP23:10 – 3:55 PM
AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Practice 24:10 – 4:55 PM

IMS After Dark

Rider Q&A and Riders for Health Charity Auction – Red Bull Energy Station Stage5:00 PM
Live Music by Crash Begins – Red Bull Energy Station Stage7:15 PM
Live Music by Appetite for Destruction Begins – Red Bull Energy Station Stage8:30 PM
Public Gates Close10:00 PM

Qualification Day

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Public Gates Open8:00 AM
Vendor Marketplace Open, Gasoline Alley Garages8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
125cc FP39:15 – 9:55 AM
MotoGP FP310:10 – 10:55 AM
Moto2 FP311:10 – 11:55 AM
Cycle World Fourth Annual Editorial Seminar Begins on the Red Bull Energy Station Stage12:00 PM
Trials Rider Geoff Aaron (Vendor Marketplace)12:00 PM
VIP Village Pit Lane Walk Begins12:05 PM
125cc QP1:00 – 1:40 PM
MotoGP QP1:55 – 2:55 PM
Trials Rider Geoff Aaron (Vendor Marketplace)3:00 PM
Moto2 QP3:10 – 3:55 PM
AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Race #1 (10 Laps)4:10 PM

IMS After Dark

Pit Lane Walk Begins5:00 PM
Ride for Kids Begins (Click Here For More Info)5:00 PM
Yamaha Rider Q&A Begins – Red Bull Energy Station Stage5:45 PM
BMW Driving Experience Begins6:20 PM
Live Music by Kelley James Begins – Red Bull Energy Station Stage6:30 PM
Live Music by DJ Mick Boogie Begins – Red Bull Energy Station Stage7:45 PM
Live Music by Ghostland Observatory Begins – Red Bull Energy Station Stage9:00 PM
Public Gates Close10:00 PM


Race Day

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Public Gates Open7:00 AM
Vendor Marketplace Open, Gasoline Alley Garages7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
125cc Warm-up8:40 – 9:00 AM
Moto2 Warm-up9:10 – 9:30 AM
MotoGP Warm-up9:40 – 10:00 AM
Trials Rider Geoff Aaron (Vendor Marketplace)10:05 AM
Streetbike Stunt Rider Aaron Colton (On Track)10:15 AM
125cc Race11:00 AM
Trials Rider Geoff Aaron (Vendor Marketplace)11:50 AM
Moto2 Race12:15 PM
Trials Rider Geoff Aaron (Vendor Marketplace)1:00 PM
Air Show by Red Bull Air Race World Champ Kirby Chambliss (Above Golf Course)1:15 PM
Red Bull Indianapolis GP2:00 PM
AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Race #2 (10 Laps)VIDEO3:30 PM
Public Gates Close6:00 PM

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