News & Multimedia

Stoner Dominates 2011 Red Bull Indianapolis GP
Casey Stoner completed his domination of the Red Bull Indianapolis GP on Sunday, running away from Repsol Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa to win the fourth annual MotoGP race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
           
Stoner, from Australia, beat Pedrosa to the finish by 4.828 seconds. It was his seventh victory of the season and first at IMS. His previous best finish at the Brickyard was fourth in 2008.
           
“For the race, we knew we had a good setup,” Stoner said. “We knew we had the pace. I struggled a little bit the first few laps, but once we got going, we managed to get the lap times we sort of thought we could get to.

“It was a lot of hard work out front, trying to stay consistent, trying not to make mistakes and trying not to run wide onto that greasy part of the track. Very happy to win here at the Brickyard.”

American Ben Spies finished third on a Yamaha Factory Racing machine.
 
Stoner, who started from pole, dropped to third on the first lap. But he passed reigning World Champion Jorge Lorenzo for second on Lap 2 and then passed Pedrosa for the lead on Lap 7 of the 28-lap race with an inside pass in Turn 1.
 
           
Spies started second but dropped to ninth on the first lap. But he methodically picked off rivals over the ensuing laps to record his second consecutive podium finish at IMS. He placed second last year.
 
"We didn’t make the greatest start," Spies said. "It felt like an OK start, but it just didn’t add up when we got out of Turn 1. And then me and (Andrea Dovizioso) made some contact in Turn 4, and that was our race. But it was at least pretty interesting."
 
It was a mixed day for the other two American riders in the field. Colin Edwards placed seventh on a Monster Yamaha Tech 3. Nicky Hayden finished a disappointing 14th on his Ducati after racing as high as fourth on the first lap.
 
Hayden was the only rider to select a medium compound Bridgestone front tire in a gamble to gain more grip. But it backfired, as the hard tire selected by other riders proved more durable.
 
In the other World Championship classes, Marc Marquez and Nico Terol won from pole in the Moto2 and 125cc classes, respectively. Chris Fillmore won the second AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 race of the weekend. 

 

Show More Show Less
Now Viewing
Stoner Dominates 2011 Red Bull Indianapolis GP
 
Stoner Dominates 2011 Red Bull Indianapolis GP
Casey Stoner completed his domination of the Red Bull Indianapolis GP on Sunday, running away from Repsol Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa to win the fourth annual MotoGP race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Read More
Related Media
Takuma Sato
 
Sato Earns $2.45 Million for Winning 101st Indianapolis 500
Takuma Sato earned $2,458,129 from an overall purse of $13,178,359 for his victory Sunday in the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Read More
Helio Castroneves
 
Castroneves Comes So Close to Sealing Legend Four-ever at Indy
The end was too familiar, too agonizing, too close to history. Once more, the bubbly Brazilian driving the No. 3 car would be denied victory number four at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Helio Castroneves tried to sound positive but couldn’t hide his disappointment after losing a late duel with Andretti Autosport’s Takuma Sato in the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil on Sunday.
Read More
Michael Andretti
 
Andretti Reaps Indy 500 Rewards as Team Owner
Not a day goes by that Indianapolis Motor Speedway doesn’t remind Michael Andretti that he didn’t win the Indianapolis 500 as a driver. Lately, though, rarely a year goes by that IMS doesn’t reward him as a car owner.
Read More
Fernando Alonso
 
Alonso's Bid For Second Leg of Triple Crown Falls 20 Laps Short
Fernando Alonso’s attempt to win the 101st Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil went up in a puff of blue smoke today late in the 200-lap race. That’s when the promising run ended in his No. 29 McLaren-Honda-Andretti Honda after the Spaniard led 27 laps – the third-highest total of the day – and was in contention for the lead through much of the race.
Read More
Takuma Sato
 
Sato Wins 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil
Takuma Sato used a brave outside pass of Helio Castroneves with five laps remaining Sunday to cap a day of drama with a victory in the 101st Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. Sato, from Tokyo, held off three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Castroneves by .2011 of a second in the No. 26 Andretti Autosport Honda to become the first Japanese driver to win “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”
Read More
Items 1 - 5 of 2,632
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 IMS Sales Department at (317) 492-8739 or email at hospitalitysales@brickyard.com.
Latest Tweets
It's Pole day on @CrownRoyal Armed Forces Weekend & we can't wait to see you! Check out details on the day: https://t.co/yKQ6Db3YRK
May 21