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MotoGP Sepang: Pedrosa wins again Oct 21, 2012
Dani Pedrosa takes a five-point chunk out of Jorge Lorenzo's world championship lead at Sepang…
Marc Marquez wipes out in Malaysia but he's still the odds-on favourite to win the Moto2 title…
Sandro Cortese's win at the Sepang International Circuit gives him the first ever Moto3 world title…
MotoGP: Inside Line at Motegi Oct 17, 2012
Our man in the paddock Toby Moody reports back from the Grand Prix of Japan where it seems he was very well catered for…
Danny Kent scored a sensational first Grand Prix Victory at Motegi in Moto3 and fellow Red Bull athlete Marc Marquez extended his Moto2 world championship lead to 53 with another brilliant win over...
- Indianapolis, USA
- AUG 19, 2012 at 8:40 AM
- AUG 19, 2012 at 4:30 PM
Despite Indy having a long and fruitful existence of over a century in racing, it is a relative new-comer to the Grand Prix motorcycle racing season, with the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix returning for only its fifth successive year. The first edition took place on September 14th 2008 and was won by racing supremo Valentino Rossi. The layout is similar to the setup used for the Formula One United States Grand Prix between 2000 and 2007, but not identical. It has been reversed to a counterclockwise layout, with a new complex of corners just after the start-finish line, inside Turn 1 of the oval. This means that the bikes do not use any of the banked oval corners. The double-hairpin at the Hulman Straight was replaced with a traditional esses.
The inaugural Red Bull Indianapolis GP took place 99 years after the previous motorcycle race at the track, in 1909. The first motorsports event at the track consisted of 7 motorcycle races, sanctioned by the Federation of American Motorcyclists (FAM), on August 14, 1909. This was originally planned as a two-day, 15-race program, but ended before the first day was completed, due to concerns over suitability of the track surface for motorcycle use.
Length: 4,216 m. / 2,620 miles
Left corners: 10
Right corners: 6
Longest straight: 872 m. / 0.542 miles