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More than 200 motorcyclists from Central Indiana rode from downtown Indianapolis to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Monday, July 16 to celebrate the announcement of the Red Bull Indianapolis GP on Sept. 14, 2008.

Jul 16, 2007

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Fans lined up to look at the bike Nicky Hayden rode to the 2006 MotoGP World Championship during the Red Bull Indianapolis GP announcement July 16 at IMS.

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A vintage motorcycle from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame collection

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The Indianapolis Police Department's motorcycle unit escorted the rider parade from downtown Indianapolis to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Jul 16, 2007

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A disc jockey entertained riders and fans in the Pagoda Plaza after the announcement of the Red Bull Indianapolis GP.

Jul 16, 2007

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IMS President and COO Joie Chitwood, left, IMS CEO Tony George, center, and Dorna Sports CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta

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Riders and motorcycles created a festival atmosphere in the Pagoda Plaza before and after the announcement of the Red Bull Indianapolis GP.

Jul 16, 2007

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Red Bull girls in the Pagoda Plaza at IMS

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A vintage motorcycle from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame collection

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Riders already were excited about MotoGP coming to Indy before the parade to IMS started.

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More than 200 motorcyclists from Central Indiana rode from downtown Indianapolis to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Monday, July 16 to celebrate the announcement of the Red Bull Indianapolis GP on Sept. 14, 2008.

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Vintage motorcycles from the IMS Hall of Fame collection

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Riders stream into the Indianapolis Motor Speedway through Gate 2, on 16th Street, for the announcement of the Red Bull Indianapolis GP.

Jul 16, 2007

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FIM President Vito Ippolito

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A fleet of Red Bull cars at IMS

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More than 200 motorcyclists from Central Indiana rode from downtown Indianapolis to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Monday, July 16 to celebrate the announcement of the Red Bull Indianapolis GP on Sept. 14, 2008.

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The Bombardier Learjet Pagoda provided a fitting backdrop for more than 200 motorcycles during the Red Bull Indianapolis GP announcement on July 16 at IMS.

Jul 16, 2007

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2000 MotoGP World Champion Kenny Roberts Jr., left, and master of ceremonies Ralph Sheheen

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More than 200 motorcyclists from Central Indiana rode from downtown Indianapolis to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Monday, July 16 to celebrate the announcement of the Red Bull Indianapolis GP on Sept. 14, 2008.

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2000 MotoGP World Champion Kenny Roberts Jr. led the parade from the Murat Centre to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to announce the Red Bull Indianapolis GP.

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Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta, left, and IMS CEO Tony George shake hands after signing the contract to bring the Red Bull Indianapolis GP to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Jul 16, 2007

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The marquee at the Murat Centre, where more than 200 motorcycle riders started a parade July 16 to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to celebrate the announcement of the Red Bull Indianapolis GP.

Jul 16, 2007

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Some unique, custom machinery was on display in the Pagoda Plaza during the announcement of the Red Bull Indianapolis GP on Monday, July 16.

Jul 16, 2007

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Riders started the parade to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway from the Murat Centre in downtown Indianapolis.

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More than 200 motorcyclists from Central Indiana rode from downtown Indianapolis to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Monday, July 16 to celebrate the announcement of the Red Bull Indianapolis GP on Sept. 14, 2008.

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Dorna Sports CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta, left, and IMS CEO Tony George shake hands after signing the multi-year contract for the Red Bull Indianapolis GP.

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A rider with the replica bike and leathers of 2006 MotoGP World Champion Nicky Hayden participated in the parade July 16 to IMS to celebrate the announcement of the Red Bull Indianapolis GP.

Jul 16, 2007

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A vintage motorcycle from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame collection

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Colorful machines of all shapes and sizes lined up in the Pagoda Plaza on July 16 before the announcement of the Red Bull Indianapolis GP.

Jul 16, 2007

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More than 200 motorcyclists from Central Indiana rode from downtown Indianapolis to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Monday, July 16 to celebrate the announcement of the Red Bull Indianapolis GP on Sept. 14, 2008.

Jul 16, 2007

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Riders stream into the Indianapolis Motor Speedway through Gate 2, on 16th Street, for the announcement of the Red Bull Indianapolis GP.

Jul 16, 2007

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The Red Bull girls were ready to offer Red Bull to refresh riders after their journey from downtown Indianapolis to IMS.

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2000 MotoGP World Champion Kenny Roberts Jr. led the parade from the Murat Centre to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to announce the Red Bull Indianapolis GP.

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Artifacts from the first motorcycle races at IMS, in August 1909

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More than 200 motorcyclists from Central Indiana rode from downtown Indianapolis to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Monday, July 16 to celebrate the announcement of the Red Bull Indianapolis GP on Sept. 14, 2008.

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Red Bull was flowing during the ceremonies announcing the Red Bull Indianapolis GP on Monday, July 16 at IMS.

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Red Bull Indianapolis GP announcement master of ceremonies Ralph Sheheen

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Riders started the parade to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway from the Murat Centre in downtown Indianapolis.

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