Rule Change Creates More Action At 2011 Red Bull Indianapolis GP

Thursday, December 09, 2010

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MotoGP fans will see even more exciting motorcycle action during the first two days of the Red Bull Indianapolis GP in August 2011.

MotoGP fans will receive even more value and excitement at the 2011 Red Bull Indianapolis GP motorcycle race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway thanks to new regulations approved Dec. 9 by the event’s governing organization.

All three classes of the MotoGP World Championship – MotoGP, Moto2 and 125cc – will feature more track time on Friday and Saturday at all events in 2011, including the Red Bull Indianapolis GP on Aug. 26-28 at IMS. The greatest increase of on-track motorcycle activity will be seen in the marquee MotoGP class, featuring Red Bull Indianapolis GP winners Valentino Rossi, Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa, and Americans Nicky Hayden, Ben Spies and Colin Edwards.

Details of the new regulations for 2011:

MotoGP (four hours): Four one-hour sessions. There were three hours of combined track time for MotoGP on Friday and Saturday at the 2010 Red Bull Indianapolis GP.

Moto2 (three hours): Four 45-minute sessions. There were two hours, 45 minutes of combined track time for Moto2 on Friday and Saturday at the 2010 Red Bull Indianapolis GP.

125cc (two hours, 30 minutes): Two 45-minute sessions in the morning, two 30-minute sessions in the afternoon. There were two hours, 20 minutes of combined track time for 125cc on Friday and Saturday at the 2010 Red Bull Indianapolis GP.

The complete schedule for the 2011 Red Bull Indianapolis GP, including the times for motorcycle on-track activity, will be released at a later date.

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2011 tickets: 2011 Red Bull Indianapolis GP tickets are on sale now.

To buy tickets, visit www.imstix.com, call the IMS ticket office at (317) 492-6700 or (800) 822-INDY outside the Indianapolis area or visit the ticket office at the IMS Administration Building at the corner of Georgetown Road and 16th Street. Ticket office and phone hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) Monday-Friday.

The 2011 Red Bull Indianapolis GP is scheduled for Aug. 26-28 at IMS.

Race Day general admission tickets cost $40, with Friday general admission $10 and Saturday general admission $20. A three-day general admission ticket is $60. A Friday-Saturday general admission ticket is $25.

Children ages 12 and under will be admitted free any of the three days of the event when accompanied by an adult with a general admission ticket.

Race Day reserved seat prices will start at $70.