Indy Releases U.S. GP Schedule

Press Release | June 10, 2009

The following is from IMS…The three-day event schedule for the 2009 Red Bull Indianapolis GP will resemble the great racing on the road course at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway – exciting and packed with action.All of the superstars of MotoGP, the world’s most prestigious motorcycle series, will compete on the 2.621-mile road course Friday, Aug. 28 through Sunday, Aug. 30, with the future stars of the sport also racing in the 125cc and 250cc classes.”The Red Bull Indianapolis GP schedule provides three days of non-stop excitement,” said Joie Chitwood, IMS president and chief operating officer. “We’re excited to build upon the success of last year’s inaugural MotoGP race at IMS and offer great value to our fans as they watch some of the most thrilling racing on Earth.”Red Bull Indianapolis GP events will start Friday morning, Aug. 28 with the Red Bull Indianapolis GPreview, which includes a variety of fan-friendly activities, including a pit walk for Race Day ticket holders, question-and-answer sessions with riders and industry officials, an auction to benefit the Riders for Health charity and more.On-track action starts Friday afternoon, with one-hour practice sessions for all three classes, MotoGP, 250cc and 125cc. Defending Red Bull Indianapolis GP winner and six-time MotoGP World Champion Valentino Rossi and fellow stars Dani Pedrosa and Andrea Dovizioso will turn laps along with American stars Colin Edwards and Nicky Hayden, while Americans Stevie Bonsey and Cameron Beaubier are competing in 250cc and 125cc, respectively.Qualifying will take center stage Saturday, Aug. 29. Two hours and 40 minutes of combined morning practice will set the stage for exciting showdowns for the pole position in all three classes Saturday afternoon.Riders will be on track for more than five hours combined Saturday.Track activity on Race Day, Sunday, Aug. 30, will start in the morning with warm-up sessions for all three classes, followed by pre-race ceremonies and three feature races.Other activities during the weekend will include a concert with Crash, a band led by Yamaha Tech 3 MotoGP rider James Toseland, appearances and photo opportunities with Red Bull Indianapolis GP Grid Girls, and more.The Vendor Marketplace will be filled with enthusiasts’ favorite motorcycle apparel and gear from major brands. The Manufacturer Display will feature new motorcycle models and accessories for fans to view.Three-day, reserved seat tickets for this world-class MotoGP event range from $100 to $150. Three-day general admission tickets are $75.Fans have three methods to buy tickets:•Online: Visit the Tickets section of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s Web site,•Phone: Call the IMS Ticket Office at (800) 822-INDY outside the Indianapolis area or (317) 492-6700 locally.•In person: Visit the IMS Ticket Office, located in the IMS Administration Building at the intersection of 16th Street and Georgetown Road in Indianapolis. Hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday.Parking and camping also can be purchased online, by phone or at the Ticket Office.***2009 RED BULL INDIANAPOLIS GP SCHEDULE

(All times local. On-track activity only; off-track schedule details to be added in the future)Friday, Aug. 2812:40-1:40 p.m.                  125cc Free Practice 1

1:55-2:55 p.m.                  MotoGP Free Practice 1

3:10-4:10 p.m.                  250cc Free Practice 1Saturday, Aug. 299-9:40 a.m.                  125cc Free Practice 2

9:55-10:55 a.m.                  MotoGP Free Practice 2

11:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m.                  250cc Free Practice 2

1-1:40 p.m.                  125cc Qualifying

1:55-2:55 p.m.                  MotoGP Qualifying

3:10-3:55 p.m.                  250cc QualifyingSunday, Aug. 309:40-10 a.m.                  125cc Warm Up

10:10-10:30 a.m.                  250cc Warm Up

10:40-11 a.m.                  MotoGP Warm Up

Noon                  125cc Race (23 laps)

1:15 p.m.                  250cc Race (26 laps)

3 p.m.                  MotoGP Race (28 laps)

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