MotoGP comes back to the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway
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DOC Dinner at Lino’s Attendance Info
From Indy Desmo Ducati Owners Club
We’re happy to announce that we are returning to Lino’s on Friday, August 7th from 6-9pm for the MotoGP DOC Dinner. Lino’s serves handcrafted coffee, authentic Italian food and have a full service bar with local craft beers on tap and it's the Ducati place to be on MotoGP Friday night at 6pm.
This year we have expanded the menu to include Spaghetti and Meatballs and Lino’s has upgraded their kitchen so they can keep the food coming.
Along with a great Italian dinner, we’ll have games and plenty of prizes throughout the night.
To Attend, complete the dinner reservation form to reserve your spot.
Lots of special guests including the LLoyd Brothers Motorsports Team, Ducati Corse Team Reps (availability to be confirmed on event day) Ducati North America and more.
Availability is first come first serve, once the event is sold out that's it.
Really looking forward to this, see you there!
I have been a guest in this suite the last couple of years, it's a pretty great way to enjoy the race with a super group of people. Air conditioning, food, cold drinks and a face full of pit lane action is hard to beat.
Still a few spots available -
Call 540-667-3498 and ask Julia for details.
Casual fun on Thursday when the Ducati Team drops by the Ducati Indy Dealer open house party
Next sighting for the team is tonight at Sprockets On Speedway, see you there!
The legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) will remain on the MotoGP calendar in 2014, as doubts have emerged about the future of the Laguna Seca round in California.
Earlier this year IMS management said a decision on whether to go ahead with the final year of its contract with Dorna next season would be decided following this weekend’s race.
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The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has announced that MotoGP will return to the Brickyard’s 2.6-mile road course in 2014, with an expected race date of mid-August to be announced later.According to a press release from the track, IMS and MotoGP promoter Dorna have begun discussions about a long-term pact beyond next year, which marks the end of the current contract.
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This announcement suggests the Speedway has most likely agreed to an infield repaving project, track condition has consistantly come up as one of the discussion points for a renewed, extended contract
American Ben Spies, who was making a long-awaited return to MotoGP racing at this weekend’s Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix, has ruled himself out of the Indy race due to suffering a grade-three separation of his left shoulder after crashing in Turn Four during the Saturday morning practice. Spies’ right shoulder—which forced him to miss three months of the season due to damage suffered in a crash at Sepang last year that required surgery—was apparently uninjured. Although he will see doctors on Monday to determine his recovery period, the severity of the separation of his left shoulder will likely mean the Texan will be out of action for at least three-four weeks at a minimum
Read more: http://www.sportrider.com/news/146_13080_ben_spies_out_of_indy_motogp/#ixzz2cHq2UIzt
Ben Spies made history on Thursday by performing the first drag-race-style pass of any kind—two or four wheels—on the back straight of the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s 2.5-mile oval.
Built by Jeff Nash, owner of Advanced Motorsports Ducati in Dallas, Texas, the radical, open-header Diavelcould be heard on the opposite side of the racetrack. After a short warm-up run, Spies pointed the bike toward Turn 3, clicked the transmission into first gear and laid down a textbook burnout. Moments later, the PramacDucati MotoGP rider disappeared into the heat waves rising off the tarmac.
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Organizers are nearing a deal to keep Indianapolis on next season's MotoGP and an announcement could come as early as this weekend.Indianapolis Motor Speedway president Doug Boles told The Associated Press on Friday that he has met four or five times with Dorna officials about keeping the race.
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I really thought this would be the last Indy but all day we keep hearing the track really wants to keep the race...
Fox Sports 1 has struck agreements with three major distributors that will ensure that the new cable network will be available in the majority of pay-TV homes when the network launches this Saturday, people familiar with the matter said.
For those going to Indy GP, word is out there’s no Ducati Island but looking at the list of what there is to do with Ducati friends and fans, the weekend is still going to keep us plenty busy. Here’s a list of ways to participate starting with the events that require advance planning:
For the whole weekends events and happenings, click HERE
I always love this weekend, so many friends, non-stop fun and this year's 3 week break should result in some great Ducati racing with Ben back. See you in Indy!
NASCAR’s Brickyard 400 weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway will continue for years to come. The MotoGP race might not.
That’s the word from first-year Hulman & Co. CEO Mark Miles, whose job it is to deliver the best return on investment for the owners of the company that employs him. Whether that includes the motorcycleevent beyond this year’s Aug. 16-18 event remains to be seen.
Miles said the contract runs through 2014, but IMS has a brief window after this year’s event to opt out.
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Ducati Winchester, the home of Duc Pond Motosports, would like to invite you to spend the Indianapolis MotoGP with us in style! We have reserved one of the infamous Gasoline Alley Suites, located on pit lane above the MotoGP garages, and we have a limited number of spots available to you all. Included in the package are hotel accommodations for Friday and Saturday night, a general admission ticket for the MotoGP on Aug. 16-18, a suite access pass, meals on select days (snacks will always be available), beverages, and the really cool one is we have access to a limited number of Paddock passes, which are not available to the public at Indy.. This is the place to get up close with the men and their machines, where you can feel the power…
Pricing for this amazing opportunity is as follows: $600 per person with a shared room, $650 per person for a single occupancy room, and if you want to make your own lodging arrangements, it is $400 per person.
We are currently taking non-refundable deposits of $300 per person to reserve your space, and slots are filling up quickly, so don’t delay! Reservations can be made by calling Ducati Winchester at 540-667-3498.
2013 RED BULL INDIANAPOLIS GP TELECONFERENCE
Nicky Hayden, March 14, 2013
MODERATOR: Good afternoon, everyone, and welcome to the Red Bull Indianapolis GP teleconference. Our guest today is 2006 World Champion Nicky Hayden. Nicky is from Owensboro, Kentucky, and is entering his 11th season of MotoGP, and he is starting his fifth consecutive season with the iconic Ducati team. Nicky, thanks for joining us today.
NICKY HAYDEN: All right, thanks for having me....
The MotoGP Experience sponsored by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway also includes a sweepstakes with an exciting grand prize of a trip for two to the 2013 Red Bull Indianapolis GP MotoGP race at IMS, along with VIP access and other great perks.
For more on the Motogp IMS exhibit click HERE
MotoGP is 100 times more compelling and impressive than any type of four-wheeled racing, and it should be, if not a top-five sport, at least more popular than the goddamned NHL. Which it’s not.
The world famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway has a policy, possibly related to how world famous it is, against releasing official attendance figures for the events it hosts. Nevertheless, conventional wisdom has it that on Indy 500 day there’s an ass in every one of the 250,000 or so grandstand seats on the premises, plus a small city’s worth of revelers going HAM in the infield. The Indy is basically Woodstock (with a demographic that’s the opposite of Woodstock’s), and it happens every year. Google Image it. It’s pretty amazing, especially when you consider that, at this point in the continuing saga of the United States zeitgeist, the race—which, in terms of socioeconomic-strata- and region-spanning popularity, used to be something like what the Kentucky Derby also no longer is—retains about as much cultural cachet as New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.
On the other hand, at the Red Bull Indianapolis GP a couple weeks ago—part of MotoGP, the motorcycle equivalent of Formula One auto racing—unofficial attendance at the Brickyard was, according to media-center scuttlebutt, between 60,000 and 70,000. Not bad if you’re the promoter and you’ve designed your budget properly, but it’s impossible to overstate how wan and tumbleweed-strewn the facility—whose 1,025-acre immensity TV doesn’t even begin to capture—seems when occupied by that number of people. If you’ve been to Busch Gardens ten minutes after the passing of a named tropical storm, you have some frame of reference.
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Rossi reflects on ‘big disaster’ in Indianapolis Valentino Rossi probably can’t wait for November when he ends his Ducati nightmare after the Italian suffered a humiliating defeat at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway yesterday (Sunday).
Rossi was seventh but it was the manner of his defeat that left the 33-year-old deflated after he finished a massive 57 seconds behind race winner Dani Pedrosa in a race that provided only fleeting moments of entertainment for a crowd of just over 65,000 fans
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