MotoGP returns to Indianapolis
Indianapolis Motor Speedway is back in business! After Bernie Ecclestone couldn’t reach an agreement with Tony George for future GPs at Indy and deleted the race track from the F1 schedule, now for the first time in nearly a century(the last was on August 14, 1909) the Motorcycle Grand Prix will return to Indianapolis on September 14th 2008, as the Red Bull Indianapolis GP.
"We welcome the excitement and passion of MotoGP racing and its fans to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the inaugural Red Bull Indianapolis GP," said Joie Chitwood, IMS president and chief operating officer.
The inaugural Red Bull Indianapolis GP will have a special opening ceremony and during the event, from 12th September until 15th there will be 3 different races for 3 different classes: 125cc, 250cc and 800cc.
The American rider Nicky Hayden said that he is very glad for this race taking place in his native coutry and that the upcoming American race track represent something very special to him.
MotoGP represents the most sophisticated motorcycle racing series in the world. Riders compete on prototype, 800cc machines from major manufacturers which includes Ducati, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha. These superbikes create nearly 250 horsepower, have a weight of only 330 pounds and can reach speeds of nearly 210 mph