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IMS Bringing MotoGP Experience To Bike Fans Across U.S.

Motorcycle racing fans across America can get closer than ever to the exotic machines and glamour of the MotoGP World Championship through the MotoGP Experience sponsored by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the largest-ever off-track collection of MotoGP bikes.

The MotoGP Experience sponsored by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway also includes a sweepstakes with an exciting grand prize of a trip for two to the 2013 Red Bull Indianapolis GP MotoGP race at IMS, along with VIP access and other great perks.

More than 10 race bikes from all three World Championship classes – MotoGP (1000cc), Moto2 (600cc) and Moto3 (250cc) – will be on display on a MotoGP starting grid at each of the 13 Progressive International Motorcycle Shows between November and February from coast to coast in the United States.

“The Red Bull Indianapolis GP has brought the unique thrills of MotoGP to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for our fans to enjoy over the last five years,” said Jeff Belskus, Indianapolis Motor Speedway chief executive officer. “We’re happy to help bring that excitement on the road across America with this impressive display of the most sophisticated road-racing machines on Earth.”

Fans can get their pictures taken with the bike and a beautiful umbrella girl, just as they appear on the MotoGP grid, at the MotoGP Experience sponsored by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Attendees at each of the Progressive International Motorcycle Shows will receive a free commemorative photo of themselves next to an official MotoGP bike on pole position of the grid.  

The 2012 bikes of all three newly crowned World Champions will be included in the display: The Yamaha M1 of Jorge Lorenzo (Spain), the Suter-Honda of Marc Marquez (Moto2) and the KTM of Sandro Cortese (Moto3). Other featured machines are the Ducati and Suter-BMW of American stars Nicky Hayden and Colin Edwards, and many more.

Fans also can enter the Ultimate MotoGP Experience of a Lifetime Sweepstakes at the MotoGP Experience sponsored by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway at any of the 13 Progressive International Motorcycle Shows or online now at www.motorcycleshows.com (no purchase necessary to enter). The winner will receive:

  • Two three-day reserved seats to the Corner 9 Club Stand at the Red Bull Indianapolis GP on Aug. 16-18, 2013 at IMS.
  • Domestic round-trip airfare for two to Indianapolis for the race
  • A three-night hotel stay on race weekend
  • An exclusive breakfast for two in the MotoGP garage
  • Lunch for two in an IMS Pagoda suite Saturday, Aug. 18
  • A one-year supply of Red Bull
  • A one-year MotoGP online video subscription
  • A VIP Friends & Family 4 Pack admission to any 2013-14 Progressive International Motorcycle Show

All fans who download their free photo from the MotoGP Experience sponsored by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway at any Progressive International Motorcycle Show will get an opportunity for a bonus entry in the Ultimate MotoGP Experience of a Lifetime Sweepstakes.  

“MotoGP is one of the premier race series in the world, and aligning the Progressive International Motorcycle Shows with both MotoGP and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will provide riders with an exciting on-site experience – to see and touch the largest-ever collection of MotoGP bikes ever assembled outside the racetrack,” said Danny Phillips, executive vice president, Advanstar Communications. “And they’ll do it among the largest collection of new bike models in the United States. We are looking forward to ways in which the Progressive International Motorcycle Shows and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway can continue to provide unique experiences for race fans and motorcycle enthusiasts across the nation, both on and off the track.”

The schedule for the 2012-13 Progressive International Motorcycle Shows:

Nov. 2-4    Atlanta
Nov. 9-11    Dallas
Nov. 16-18    San Mateo, Calif.
Dec. 7-9    Long Beach, Calif.
Dec. 14-16    Seattle
Jan. 4-6    Washington
Jan. 11-13    Minneapolis
Jan. 18-20    New York
Jan. 25-27    Cleveland
Feb. 1-3    Novi, Mich.
Feb. 8-10    Chicago
Feb. 15-17    Indianapolis
Feb. 22-24    Charlotte, N.C.


Visit www.motorcycleshows.com/motogp-experience for more information about The MotoGP Experience sponsored by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The MotoGP World Championship will feature three American rounds in 2013, culminating with the sixth Red Bull Indianapolis GP on Aug. 16-18 at IMS. Other American rounds will take place April 21 at Austin, Texas, and July 21 at Monterey, Calif.

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2013 tickets: The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is accepting ticket applications for the 2013 Red Bull Indianapolis GP MotoGP event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Visit www.imstix.com, call (800) 822-INDY or (317) 492-6700 or visit 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 available. 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/redbullhotels.
 

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