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MotoGP Returns To An Updated Indy in 2014

Thursday, October 3, 2013
Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) will be on the FIM MotoGP World Championship schedule for a seventh consecutive season in 2014 and fans can expect to see some notable changes. IMS coordinated with the FIM and Dorna to rework the circuit, and it promises to have more braking zones, turn configurations and more passing opportunities. The infield portion of the circuit will be repaved to provide a smoother, more uniform race surface, according to an IMS press release.

"The MotoGP World Championship has added greatly to the diversity and excitement at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway since the inaugural event in 2008, and we're thrilled to welcome back the greatest riders on Earth to the Racing Capital of the World next August," said J. Douglas Boles, Indianapolis Motor Speedway president. "The changes we're making to our road course will create even closer, faster competition for our fans at this unique, fun event that has become a vital part of our annual racing schedule."

MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 will all return to compete on the updated course in 2014, with race day provisionally set for August 10, one week earlier than the event in 2013.

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majortom   October 7, 2013 05:37 PM
I've never missed any Moto GP race in the USA and Indy has all others beat hands down! They actually like motorcyclists there with out exception in my experience. I'm 72 and they have shuttles to take me where ever I want to go. They have CLEAN flush bathrooms every where, they have huge jumbo-trons in most desirable viewing spots. Laguna Seca is run by coastal elites who act like they are doing you a favor to be there. Circuit Of The Americas is cold and impersonal, nice track though once you get through the hassle. My advice? at Indy sit in the grandstands above the short chute between turns four and five with binos. Good sound(another good feature) and you own Tron. I saw MM's pass out of one, and the entrance of five is awesome!
RaptorFA   October 7, 2013 01:19 PM
What a colossal waste of time and money. They are going to spend 100 MILLION dollars and at the end of it the track is still going to suck. It is just a boring layout for a road course, but given the constraints of being inside tha oval, that is all they are going to be able to do. I think making it a left hand track was not a bad idea, as it tends to flow a bit better to the laeft left than to right. But even with the addition of the horse shoes on either side, It's still not a good layout. The Moto3 riders might have some fun here, but Moto2 and the GP guys aren't going to suddenly fall in love with the place, that is for sure! They have never liked this track and these changes are not gong to change their minds. And August? Really? The place will be a 120 degree hell hole! On the positive side, the facilities are world-class and the whole circus can come and race there, which is good. And the town does a nice job laying out the red carpet during race week, so that is good too. It's just sad that they (DORNA) only changed their minds after they got all that money waived in their face by the track officials, who somehow managed to get it from the State. Laguna seca was still on and Indy was going to get scratched. So now it's Laguna that gets the shaft and this place gets a reprieve. Money talks. Shame, that.