News & Multimedia

American Rider Rapp to Race on Wild-Card MotoGP Entry at IMS

INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, April 10, 2012 – A fourth American rider will compete in the MotoGP class at the Red Bull Indianapolis GP on Aug. 17-19 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, as veteran Steve Rapp will race on a wild-card entry fielded by Attack Performance.

Rapp, 40, from Hawthorne, Calif., will ride a Claiming Rule Teams (CRT) machine built by Attack Performance in its shop in Huntington Beach, Calif. The 1000cc machine will feature an aluminum-framed chassis built by Attack, powered by a heavily modified Kawasaki ZX-10R engine.

“I’ve wanted to design my own chassis for 10 years,” team owner Richard Stanboli said. “So this new class structure, essentially a Superbike engine housed in a prototype chassis, has provided an ideal opportunity for me.”

The new CRT rules allow teams to either build or buy prototype chassis and use production-based engines in MotoGP, saving costs. CRT machines compete alongside factory prototypes in the same race.

2007 Daytona 200 winner Rapp will join fellow American riders Nicky Hayden, Ben Spies and Colin Edwards – all full-time MotoGP competitors – in the Red Bull Indianapolis GP.

This will be the second time Rapp has raced at IMS. He competed in the AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Series races last August during the Red Bull Indianapolis GP, finishing second in both races.

Rapp also will ride an Attack CRT bike in the MotoGP class at the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix on July 27-29 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

***
2012 tickets: Tickets for the 2012 Red Bull Indianapolis GP MotoGP event, scheduled for Aug. 17-19 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, are on sale now at www.imstix.com, by calling (800) 822-INDY or (317) 492-6700 or by visiting the IMS Ticket Office at the IMS Administration Building at the corner of Georgetown Road and 16th Street between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) Monday-Friday.
Tickets for groups of 20 or more also are on sale. Contact the IMS Group Sales Department at (866) 221-8775 for more information.
    Information on camping at IMS during the Red Bull Indianapolis GP is available at www.imstix.com. Hotel package information can be found at visitindy.com/redbull.

…RBIGP2012-004…

Media Contacts:
    J. Douglas Boles, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, (317) 492-6412 or (317) 750-9277, dboles@brickyard.com
    Paul Kelly, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, (315) 673-0184, pkelly@brickyard.com
World Wide Web:    www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com
 

Show More Show Less
Now Viewing
American Rider Rapp to Race on Wild-Card MotoGP Entry at IMS
 
American Rider Rapp to Race on Wild-Card MotoGP Entry at IMS
A fourth American rider will compete in the MotoGP class at the Red Bull Indianapolis GP on Aug. 17-19 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, as veteran Steve Rapp will race on a wild-card entry fielded by Attack Performance.
Read More
Related Media
James Hinchcliffe
 
Monday Racing Roundup: Hinchcliffe Prevails in Wet, Wild Indy GP of Louisiana
James Hinchcliffe had a premonition midway through the inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana when his crew ordered him not to make a pit stop like the rest of the Verizon IndyCar Series field leaders at NOLA Motorsports Park. The hunch came true when the Canadian took the checkered flag to win a wild and unpredictable series debut on the 2.74-mile road course outside New Orleans.
Read More
Panasonic
 
IMS, Panasonic Dial Up Fans' Race Day Experience
New high-definition LED networked video boards are significantly larger and twice as bright; digital displays offer spectators unimpeded view of on-track action
Read More
Chevrolet
 
IMS and Chevrolet Extend Partnership
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway and long-standing partner Chevrolet have agreed to a multi-year extension of their partnership agreement.
Read More
The Rolling Stones
 
The Rolling Stones to Rock IMS July 4
The band has announced that they will kick off their new 15-city North American stadium, ZIP CODE tour, in San Diego on May 24 at Petco Park. The band will visit the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis on July 4.
Read More
Juan Pablo Montoya
 
Monday Racing Roundup: Montoya, Team Penske Make Opening Statement at St. Pete
Twenty-four hours before securing his 13th Indy car victory and first on a road/street course since Vancouver in his 1999 CART championship season, Juan Pablo Montoya was sizing up the Verizon IndyCar Series season.
Read More
Items 1 - 5 of 487
Reserve one of our hospitality suites for your next event!
To start planning your event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway please fill out our Information Request Form or contact Laura Wyamn at (317) 492-8557 or email at lwyman@brickyard.com.
Latest Tweets
RT @Cobra317: Greatest beer in the world @MillerLite with the greatest race in the world @IMS. #Indycar #Indy500 #DeLite http://t.co/2hwb7H…
about 13 hours ago