The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is the spot to be on August 28-30 for the 2nd annual Red Bull Indianapolis GP. This year also marks the 100 year anniversary for the IMS.
The last weekend of August will be like a dream come true for any racing fan. This event offers something for everyone. Three action packed races, a pit walkabout, question and answer session with the greatest riders in the world, a marketplace, and even a concert by Crash the band fronted by MotoGP racer James Toselands.
Defending champion Valentino Rossi along with other superstars such as: Dani Pedrosa, Jorge Lorenzo, Nicky Hayden and Colin Edwards will all be there for you to see.
Friday and Saturday is ‘Motorcycles on Meridian’ During this event the street will be closed off to regular traffic. You can cruise your bike or just park it and admire all the other bikes.
Friday there is a pitwalk and motorcycle stunt riding competition in downtown Indianapolis between Pennsylvania and Meridian streets.
There will also be a live question and answer session with the riders on the 6th Street stage. Every rider will have their own time slot for answering fan’s questions. The event is scheduled from 9:45-12:30 on Friday.
On Saturday from 2-4:40p.m. there will be a Moto2 demonstration on the 2.621 mile road course. The 600cc engines of Moto2 will take the place of the 250cc final class to MotoGP beginning in 2010.
A rider gear check will be available at multiple locations during the Red Bull Indianapolis GP where visitors can safely store their gear in plastic bags and pick it up when they leave the event.
On Sunday Kevin Schwantz will take his race winning Suzuki RGV 500 on demonstration laps. The demonstration will start at 2:15pm, before the MotoGP race. This is the restored bike that Schwantz used to win the 1993 500cc World Championship. Schwanz has amassed 25 victories during his Grand Prix career.
And last, but not least, the main event: the 28 lap Moto GP race will start at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday.
Whether you’re a motorcycle fan, a racing fan, or both, Indianapolis is the place to be the weekend of August 28-30!