Indianapolis Grand Prix
The first motorsport race which took place at Indy was a motorcycle one on August 14th 1909, on the 2.5 mile oval circuit, and despite its 100-year history it was not until 2008 that MotoGP arrived at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
To celebrate the event an intense modification of the layout was undertaken, but without affecting the legendary oval. The layout of the track, which is 4.170km in length and has 16 turns, incorporates the main straight of the famous oval circuit including the Brickyard and an area between turns 1 and 2 of the oval, before meandering through the vast interior of the IMS.
|Length||4.170 kilometres / 2.591 miles|
|Longest straight||0.872 kilometres / 0.542 miles|
Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, IN, United States - View in Google Maps
|Pole Position||1m31.619s (163.8km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2014)|
|Race Lap||1m32.625s (162km/) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2015)|
|Race Time||41m55.371s (161.1 km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2015)|
|2015 Race Winner||Marc Marquez (Honda)|
The Red Bull Indianapolis GP provided two memorable battles with Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez emerging victorious over Jorge Lorenzo, and Dani Pedrosa battling with Valentino Rossi but narrowly missing out on a podium. Marc and Dani both lost a position on the opening lap, dropping down to 2nd and 3rd… read more.
Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa have completed a faultless day placing first and second for tomorrow’s 27 lap race, the first qualifying 1-2 since the GP of Malaysia in 2014. Both riders were immediately fast with Marc posting his best time on his first exit, with a time… read more.
It’s been a positive first day for the Repsol Honda Team in Indianapolis with the track steadily improving throughout the day as more rubber was laid down, cleaning the circuit and increasing the grip. This afternoon, Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez was involved in a final exit time trial against Jorge Lorenzo, with… read more.
After a three week Summer break, the MotoGP teams were back on track today in sunny Indianapolis, USA. It was positive first session for Repsol Honda riders, Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa, as they reacquainted themselves with their bikes and this tricky, twisty 4.1km circuit. Marc finished the session in… read more.
After a two-week Summer holiday since the Misano Test, the Repsol Honda Team are en route to the famous Brickyard for the Red Bull Indianapolis GP, where Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa will be hoping to repeat their perfect 1-2 finish in Germany before the break. The famous circuit –… read more.
Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez has continued his perfect season and has become the first rider since Mick Doohan in 1997, also aboard a Repsol Honda machine, to win ten successive premier class GP races. Teammate Dani Pedrosa recovered from his eighth place position on the grid to take fourth place.… read more.
Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez has secured his eighth pole of the season for tomorrow’s Red Bull Indianapolis GP, despite a mistake on his first exit in qualifying, with teammate Dani Pedrosa enduring a difficult session resulting in a start from the third row in 8th position. The lap times have… read more.
Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa have finished the first day in 1st and 5th respectively, as lap times continued to drop at the revised Indianapolis track. With a few drops of rain threatening the session, the bad weather never arrived and the riders made the most of this… read more.
Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa have had their first experience of the new surface and amended track layout for this weekend’s Red Bull Indianapolis GP. It was a chaotic session with many riders finding themselves on a heavily congested and slippery track. The new surface and revised layout… read more.
After a two-week Summer holiday since the Brno Test, the Repsol Honda Team are en route to the famous Brickyard for the Red Bull Indianapolis GP. The famous circuit – Home of the Indy 500 – is one of the most famous circuits in motorsport, ‘The Brickyard’ became an official… read more.
Respol Honda’s Marc Marquez has crowned a perfect weekend in the Red Bull Indianapolis GP with a sensational victory. Marc led every session over the weekend, broke the pole position record yesterday and also recorded a new fastest race lap of 1’39.044. Marc’s teammate Dani Pedrosa, took an impressive second… read more.