MotoGP Set For Indy Return With Track Changes

Cycle News Staff | October 3, 2013
A look at the new Indianapolis Motor Speedway track map.

With the recent release of the MotoGP World Championship schedule, fans of the Brickyard and MotoGP could breath easy again as the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway will host motorcycling racing’s premiere class again in 2014. And it will do so on a revised racetrack, August 8-10 – one week earlier than the 2012 and 2013 events.

“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.”

Again, the race will feature MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3.

IMS officials worked with series organizer Dorna Sports and the FIM to create a 16-turn, 2.645-mile circuit featuring new corner configurations and braking zones, which should create more passing opportunities. The entire infield section of the circuit will be repaved, creating a more uniform, smooth racing surface, according to the Speedway.

On-track action will continue in a counter-clockwise direction for motorcycles at IMS.