Indianapolis GP
Oct 5

MotoGP: IMS Changing Road Course For 2014 Indianapolis GP

MotoGP riders compete during the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix on August 18, 2013. (Photo: Getty Images)

MotoGP riders compete during the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix on August 18, 2013. (Photo: Getty Images)

For the seventh consecutive year, MotoGP will return to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) in 2014 as the venue hosts the action on a new-look road course.

From next year onwards, the three classes will compete at the world-famous venue as they already have done in the events of 2008 to 2013, beginning on the renowned yard of bricks before continuing to circulate in an anti-clockwise direction. The 16-turn, 2.645-mile circuit will feature exciting new turn configurations and braking zones, creating more passing opportunities, while the entire infield section will be repaved to create a smoother surface.

Oct 1

Details For 2014 GP Of Indianapolis, Indy 500

 

The Grand Prix of Indianapolis, the new IndyCar Series event May 8-10, 2014 on the reconfigured Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, will jump-start Month of May activities at IMS and build toward the 98th Indianapolis 500 later in the month.

As released by IMS

Many officials and dignitaries unveiled details about the first IndyCar Series road race at IMS during a media conference Oct. 1 at the Speedway, including Hulman & Company Chief Executive Officer Mark D. Miles, IMS President J. Douglas Boles, Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard, legendary IndyCar Series team owner Roger Penske, 2013 Indianapolis 500 winner Tony Kanaan and IndyCar Series race winner Graham Rahal.

“The Grand Prix of Indianapolis is all about elevating the Month of May, the Indianapolis 500 and the IndyCar Series with more thrilling content for our loyal supporters and new fans,” Miles said. “This will be a very different event than the ‘500’ and will be one of three major weekends of excitement at IMS in May, all leading into the 98th Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 25.”

Aug 23

Ducati Warning: No More Friendly Fire

ASSEN, NETHERLANDS - JUNE 29:   Andrea Dovizioso of Italy and Ducati Marlboro Team leads Nicky Hayden of USA and Ducati Marlboro Team during the MotoGP race during the MotoGp Of Holland - Race at TT Circuit Assen on June 29, 2013 in Assen, Netherlands.

Photo Credit: Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images

Ducati management has moved quickly to diffuse tensions between factory riders Nicky Hayden and Andrea Dovizioso following their dramatic last corner collision in the Indianapolis Grand Prix.

In advance of this Sunday’s Czech Grand Prix at Brno the Desmosedici teammates have been warned that Ducati does not want to see a repeat of the friendly fire.

The bump and grind on the final lap of last Sunday’s race at the Brickyard allowed Yamaha rider Bradley Smith to sneak through into eighth place, dropping Hayden to ninth and Dovizioso 10th.

A similar incident occurred in the Dutch TT at Assen in June.

Aug 22

Lorenzo Demands Yamaha Upgrade

INDIANAPOLIS - AUGUST 18: Jorge Lorenzo of Spain and Yamaha Factory Racing looks on during the press conference at the end of the MotoGP race during the MotoGp Red Bull U.S. Indianapolis Grand Prix - Race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on August 18, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Photo Credit: Mirco Lazzari gp/Bongarts/Getty Images

MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo is piling the pressure on Yamaha to upgrade his factory M1 with a seamless shift gearbox, as he mounts an increasingly desperate defense of his title.

Lorenzo wants the gearbox fitted to his bike for the remaining eight races of the season, starting with the Czech Grand Prix this Sunday (Aug. 25).

He has vowed to back his demand by declaring he can win both the Czech and British GPs, which run back-to-back over the next two weeks.

Aug 19

Rossi – MotoGP Title Race Still Open

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - AUGUST 15:  Valentino Rossi of Italy and Yamaha Factory Racing  speaks during the press conference pre-event during the MotoGp Red Bull U.S. Indianapolis Grand Prix - Previews at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on August 15, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Photo Credit: Mirco Lazzari gp/Bongarts/Getty Images

The MotoGP world championship is still wide open with rookie sensation Marc Marquez facing a big fight with fellow Spaniards Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa.

That’s according to seven-time world champion Valentino Rossi, who reckons Marquez is not guaranteed the title despite his clean sweep of the American races this season.