News & Multimedia

IMS Transitions From Four Wheels to Two as MotoGP Returns

One day after the Kroger Super Weekend at the Brickyard concluded at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a historic triumph by Indiana’s own Jeff Gordon, the iconic 2.5 mile oval settled into a quiet-but-steady buzz of activity.

Preparations are underway for the roar of engines to return next week – on two wheels.

The seventh annual Red Bull Indianapolis GP visits from Aug. 8-10, the tenth of 18 races on the MotoGP World Championship schedule. Spain’s Marc Marquez returns to defend his title on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course while looking to extend his incredible 2014 record to a perfect 10-for-10 races won.

The defending World Champion will be pursued by 22 competitors from around the world including American Colin Edwards on the 16-turn, 2.591-mile course that includes a portion of the famed oval.

Fans will be treated to a full three days of on-track action in MotoGP, Moto2, Moto3 and the AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series, while off the track there will be concerts and interactive fun on the popular Moto Midway and the Vendor Marketplace sponsored by Westfield Powersports. After the gates close at IMS, motorcycle enthusiasts are encouraged to attend Motorcycles on Meridian in downtown Indianapolis.

It will be another hit weekend, right on the heels of the Kroger Super Weekend at the Brickyard. Gordon put a historic exclamation point on the proceedings with a fifth win at IMS in the Crown Royal Presents the John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard Powered by BigMachineRecords.com, breaking a tie with Jimmie Johnson for the most Sprint Cup Series wins at IMS and tying Michael Schumacher for the most wins all-time in a major event at the Racing Capital of the World.

“As a kid growing up I just idolized the drivers that raced here, and to me this was just the ultimate place,” said Gordon, who spent part of his youth in Pittsboro, Ind. “For me, personally, this (win) is as good as it gets.”

The weekend also saw Ty Dillon score his first Nationwide Series win in the Lilly Diabetes 250 and the team of Joao Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi win the Brickyard Grand Prix in the IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship’s debut race at IMS.


***


To buy reserved and general admission tickets for the Red Bull Indianapolis GP, visit www.ims.com/tickets, call the Indianapolis Motor Speedway ticket office at 317-492-6700 or 800-822-INDY, or visit the ticket office on the first floor of the IMS Administration Building at 4790 W. 16th St. in Indianapolis. Ticket office hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. ET Monday-Friday.
 

Show More Show Less
Now Viewing
IMS Transitions From Four Wheels to Two as MotoGP Returns
 
IMS Transitions From Four Wheels to Two as MotoGP Returns
The sixth annual Red Bull Indianapolis GP visits from Aug. 8-10, the tenth of 18 races on the MotoGP World Championship schedule. Spain’s Marc Marquez returns to defend his title on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course while looking to extend his incredible 2014 record to a perfect 10-for-10.
Read More
Related Media
Takuma Sato
 
Sato Adds Name To List of Legends with Spellbinding Indy Victory
It was easy to overlook Takuma Sato before. He shared his Andretti Autosport garage with five teammates, four of them with higher profiles. When the green flag dropped on the 101st Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil on Sunday, the motorsports world was keeping a close eye on another foreign driver, two-time Formula One World Champion Fernando Alonso of Spain.
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 2,631
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