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Old December 22nd @ 12:30 pm   #1
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From: Tatooine

Motorcycle: a jet
very interesting artice in cyclenews

Indianapolis Motor Speedway will likely host a round of the MotoGP World Championship in 2008, according to a number of sources, but it won’t replace the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Instead, for the first time ever, the U.S. will host two rounds of the championship.

The news was first reported by Motor Sport Aktuell, an authoritative Swiss weekly. MSA said that the race would replace the Chinese GP at Shanghai, an event that hasn’t had the success that Dorna had hoped for in the world’s most populous nation.

Though nothing has been signed, all indications are that an event at Indianapolis is moving forward. Ron Green, a spokesman for Indianapolis Motor Speedway, said that “There is no agreement in place,” but, he added, “The Speedway is still active in its dialogue with several motorcycle racing sanctioning bodies. It is clear that the Speedway wants an event. And it’s something that we’ve been exploring for quite some time.”

Green referenced an AMA test in 2003.

“That was probably the first real feasibility or exploratory effort we undertook. So very serious about the possibility of having a major motorcycle race here in the near future.”

The near future could be 2008. Green said the Speedway was looking at a motorcycle race as one way to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the track in 2009. (The first ever event at IMS was a motorcycle race in 1909.)

rest of it is here:
http://www.cyclenews.com/ShowStory.asp?HeadlineID=10286

 
 
Old December 23rd @ 11:27 am   #2
R3K
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From: Hendo

Motorcycle: GSX-R 1000 & RC51
I haven't heard of anything regarding motorcycle racing in Indy so I'm a bit surprised by this . I would have figured Miller Motorsports Park to get the nod before any body else. We've all heard from the beginning that the ultimate goal of that track is to host Moto GP races so I wonder where they fit into all of this? There's no way that Dorna will allow 3 races to take place in the U.S. I say, screw Indy, let's have the 2nd U.S. round in Utah...it's a lot closer for all of us
 
 
Old December 23rd @ 05:44 pm   #3
 
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Originally Posted by R3K
I say, screw Indy, let's have the 2nd U.S. round in Utah...it's a lot closer for all of us
+1
 
 
Old December 23rd @ 07:21 pm   #4
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From: Las Vegas/Summerlin

Motorcycle: 2005 Suzuki Hayabusa LE/2007 Suzuki GSXR600/2000 Honda CBR600F4
Indy would be nice for me...my wife is from there so our accomodations would be a no-brainer.
 
 
Old December 23rd @ 08:33 pm   #5
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From: Tatooine

Motorcycle: a jet
Indy has so much racing history it just seems like the logical place to have the event. They definately have the facilities or F1 wouldnt be there.
 
 
Old December 23rd @ 10:00 pm   #6
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From: In that old blue chair...

Motorcycle: FXB12RR
Don't forget about the indy mile...
 
 

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