Red Bull Indianapolis GP 2012

  • August 19, 2012 · 1:00 PM
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Red Bull Indianapolis GP set for August 17-19 on 2012 MotoGP schedule!!

The Red Bull Indianapolis GP will be the 11th of 18 events in the 2012 MotoGP World Championship, scheduled for Aug. 17-19 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

 

The fifth annual MotoGP race at IMS will take place one week earlier than in 2011, according to the provisional schedule released by Dorna and the FIM. The event also will be the second half of a new American swing for the world’s most prestigious motorcycle racing series.

The Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix is scheduled for July 27-29 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, Calif., followed by MotoGP’s traditional summer break and then the Red Bull Indianapolis GP.
Consecutive events in the United States will help raise the profile of MotoGP in America and allow teams – all based in Europe – to keep their equipment in this country during the break.

The Czech Republic Grand Prix on Aug. 24-26 will follow the Red Bull Indianapolis GP. The 2012 season starts with the sole night race, the Grand Prix of Qatar on April 13-15. The season finale is the Grand Prix of Valencia on Nov. 9-11.

All 18 events on the 2011 schedule return in 2012, with no additions.

Officials from IMS and Dorna Sports, the commercial rights holder for MotoGP, reached an agreement Sept. 4 for the Red Bull Indianapolis GP to continue at the Speedway from 2012-14.

Tickets for the 2012 event can be purchased now by visiting www.imstix.com, calling the IMS ticket office at [masked] or (800) 822-INDY outside the Indianapolis area or visiting the ticket office at the IMS Administration Building at the corner of Georgetown Road and 16th Street. Ticket office and phone hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) Monday-Friday.

Existing customers can renew tickets at www.imstix.com through Monday, Sept. 19.

MotoGP fans will see new machinery in the premier class in 2012. Riders will compete on 1000cc prototype motorcycles, with more speed and power than the 800cc machines used since 2007.

There also will be at least three Americans on the MotoGP starting grid for the fifth consecutive year at IMS: 2006 World Champion Nicky Hayden, 2010 Rookie of the Year Ben Spies and Colin Edwards. Hayden and Spies each are two-time podium finishers in the Red Bull Indianapolis GP, and Spies won the pole for the 2010 race.

World Championship support classes Moto2 and the new Moto3 will return to IMS in 2012. Other support classes will be announced in the future.

 

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  • Beth

    It was an awesome weekend in Indy! Great action at the track all three days *except my arms are STILL tired from waving all the reds on Saturday!! Great races on Sunday, I'm happy with the GP outcome :-))

    August 20, 2012

  • Nick

    Did everyone buy tickets together so you can sit together at the race? or are you standing at a corner or somewhere without seats? or are we just meeting up before or after the race?

    August 16, 2012

  • Terb Worsa

    Eric had to cancel last minute. I'm still riding down Friday morning earlyish if anyone wants to join me. I'm also staying near the airport, 10 minutes from the track and have a spare bed.

    August 15, 2012

  • Terb Worsa

    Eric had to cancel last minute. I'm still riding down Friday morning earlyish if anyone wants to join me. I'm also staying near the airport, 10 minutes from the track and have a spare bed.

    August 15, 2012

  • Alex C

    Parking at the south vista infield lot next to the Museum is the best spot. I think you need a week-end pass for it. Not sure.
    http://www.indianapolismotorspe...­

    August 7, 2012

  • Jeanpaul Burgos

    We usually get parking when we get there, but if u wanna buy parking w ur tix that is ok

    August 3, 2012

  • Beth

    Hey all, I created a separate "event" for those of you meeting up and riding together to the races on Sunday -- please feel free to continue your discussion here: http://www.meetup.com/RTRChicag...­

    August 3, 2012

  • Sebastian

    JP, which parking? Lot 8?

    August 3, 2012

  • Sebastian

    Jeanpaul, I'm in for Sunday ride. Still have to buy the ticket. Which section are you sitting in?

    August 3, 2012

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