July 30, 2014  |   By IMS

MotoGP Kicks Off With Mini Moto in Broad Ripple Aug. 3

Many who aspire to someday challenge Marc Marquez, Nicky Hayden and Valentino Rossi on the MotoGP World Championship circuit will showcase their talents at the Red Bull Mini Moto in Broad Ripple on Sunday, Aug. 3, from 1-5 p.m.

Held the weekend before the 2014 Red Bull Indianapolis GP Aug. 8-10 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Red Bull Mini Moto will be contested on Broad Ripple Avenue between Guilford Avenue and Carrollton Avenue in Indianapolis.

The Red Bull Mini Moto riders will race mini bikes at speeds reaching 35 mph. Two-person teams will take turns completing laps on the course with the top three teams winning bragging rights and tickets to the 2014 Red Bull Indianapolis GP.

The Red Bull Indianapolis GP is the 10th round of the MotoGP World Championship, the most prestigious motorcycle road racing series in the world. It has taken place annually since 2008 on the 16-turn, 2.591-mile road circuit at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway that incorporates part of the Speedway's famous oval. All three World Championship classes compete at the event: MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3, along with the AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series.

WHAT:         Red Bull Mini Moto Mini Bike Racing in Broad Ripple
WHEN:         Sunday, August 3, from 1-5 p.m.
WHERE:       On Broad Ripple Avenue between Guilford Avenue and Carrollton Avenue