A Day-By-Day Guide to the Events at the Indianapolis GP

08/05/2014 @ 11:30 am, by David Emmett3 COMMENTS

A Day By Day Guide to the Events at the Indianapolis GP Sunday Indianapolis GP MotoGP Scott Jones 10 635x422

With MotoGP about to get back on track after the short summer break, bike fans will start to gather at Indianapolis. Although the action revolves around the three Grand Prix classes on track at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, there is plenty more to be doing in and around the track and downtown Indianapolis.

The highlights on Friday are the Riders for Health auction, where memorabilia and work by some of the top MotoGP photographers go on sale, to support MotoGP’s adopted charity, and the Indy Mile, at the State Fairground.

Saturday’s highlights include the Cycle World Q&A session, where you get to put your questions to the US magazine’s staff writers, including motorcycle genius Kevin Cameron, and a farewell Q&A session with Colin Edwards at his final home Grand Prix. The weekend naturally culminates with the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix on Sunday.

Friday, Aug. 8th - Gates Open: 8am – 7pm

On-Track Schedule
9:00 – 9:40amMoto3 Practice
9:55 – 10:40amMotoGP Practice
10:55 – 11:40amMoto2 Practice
11:55am – 12:20pmAMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series Practice
1:10am – 1:50pmMoto3 Practice
2:05 – 2:50pmMotoGP Practice
3:05 – 3:50pmMoto2 Practice
4:05 – 4:50pmAMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series Qualifying
Off-Track Activities
8:00amPublic Gates Open
10:00amVendor Marketplace Presented by Westfield Powersports, Moto Midway, & IMS Kids Zone Open
10:40amMotorcycle Stunting featuring XDL Street Jam – Moto Midway
12:40pmMotorcycle Stunting featuring XDL Street Jam – Moto Midway
3:50pmMotorcycle Stunting featuring XDL Street Jam – Moto Midway
4:55 – 6:30pmRiders for Health Charity Auction – Moto Midway Stage
6:00pmVendor Marketplace Presented by Westfield Powersports, Moto Midway & IMS Kids Zone close
6:30am – 7:45pmMotorcycle Track Laps – Gate 10 *must have a track lap voucher
7:00pmPublic Gates close
7:00pm – 12:00amMotorcycles on Meridian – Downtown Indianapolis
7:00pmIndy Mile AMA Pro Flat Track Racing: Indiana State Fairgrounds

Tickets:

  • General admission: $20. Children 12 and under admitted free with adult general admission ticket-holder.
  • Three-day general admission: $75. Children 12 and under admitted free all three days with adult general admission ticket-holder.
  • Buy: www.ims.com/tickets

Saturday, Aug. 9th - Gates Open: 7am – 6pm

On-Track Schedule
8:00am – 8:15amAMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series Warm-up
9:00am – 9:40amMoto3 Practice
9:55am – 10:40amMotoGP Practice
10:55am – 11:40amMoto2 Practice
12:35pm – 1:15pmMoto3 Qualifying
1:30pm – 2:00pmMotoGP Practice
2:10pm – 2:25pmMotoGP Qualifying Session 1
2:35pm – 2:50pmMotoGP Qualifying Session 2
3:05pm – 3:50pmMoto2 Qualifying
4:20pmAMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series Race #1 (10 laps)
Off-Track Activities
9:40amMotorcycle Stunting featuring XDL Street Jam – Moto Midway
10:00amRed Bull Trials Performance by Geoff Aaron – Vendor Marketplace Presented by Westfield Powersports
10:00amVendor Marketplace Presented by Westfield Powersports, Moto Midway & IMS Kids Zone Open
10:45 – 11:55amPicture Yes Concert – Moto Midway Stage
11:50am – 12:25pmMotoGP VIP Village Pit Lane Walk
12:00pmMotorcycle Stunting featuring XDL Street Jam – Moto Midway
12:00pm – 1:00pmCycle World Q&A – Moto Midway Stage
12:30pmRed Bull Trials Performance by Geoff Aaron – Vendor Marketplace Presented by Westfield Powersports
1:00pm – 1:20pmYamaha Champions Riding School Q&A – Moto Midway Stage
2:50pm – 4:20pmBrent James and the Vintage Youth Concert – Moto Midway Stage
3:00pmRed Bull Trials Performance by Geoff Aaron – Vendor Marketplace Presented by Westfield Powersports
3:50pmMotorcycle Stunting featuring XDL Street Jam – Moto Midway
4:00pm – 12:00amMotorcycles on Meridian – Downtown Indianapolis
5:00pmPit Lane Walk for Voucher Holders Enter at South Pit Gate
5:15pmPublic Pit Lane Walk – Enter at South Pit Gate
5:15 – 5:45pmColin Edwards Farewell Celebration & Yamaha Riders Q&A – Moto Midway Stage
6:00pmVendor Marketplace Presented by Westfield Powersports, Moto Midway & IMS Kids Zone close

Tickets:

  • General admission: $20. Children 12 and under admitted free with adult general admission ticket-holder.
  • Buy: www.ims.com/tickets

Sunday, Aug. 10th - Gates Open: 7am – 6pm

On-Track Schedule
8:40am – 9amMoto3 Warm-up
9:10am – 9:30amMoto2 Warm-up
9:40am – 10amMotoGP Warm-up
11:00amMoto3 Race (23 laps)
12:20pmMoto2 Race (25 laps)
2:00pmMotoGP Race (27 laps)
3:30pmAMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series Race #2 (10 laps)
Off-Track Activities
7:00amVendor Marketplace Presented by Westfield Powersports, Moto Midway & Kids Zone Open
8:30amRed Bull Trials Performance by Geoff Aaron – Vendor Marketplace Presented by Westfield Powersports
10:00amMotorcycle Stunting featuring XDL Street Jam – Moto Midway
10:00am – 10:20amYamaha Champions Riding School Q&A – Moto Midway Stage
10:05amTrack Stunt – Red Bull Athlete Aaron Colton
10:05 – 10:35amMotoGP VIP Village Pit Lane Walk
10:30am – 12:00pmHero Jr. Concert – Moto Midway Stage
11:00amRed Bull Trials Performance by Geoff Aaron – Vendor Marketplace Presented by Westfield Powersports
12:00pmMotorcycle Stunting featuring XDL Street Jam – Moto Midway
12:00pm – 1:30pmSchool of Rock Concert – Moto Midway Stage
12:30pmRed Bull Trials Performance by Geoff Aaron – Vendor Marketplace Presented by Westfield Powersports
1:30pmRed Bull Air Force Sky Diving Team Lands MotoGP Pre-Race Ceremonies
1:45pmMotorcycle Stunting featuring XDL Street Jam – Moto Midway
2:00pmVendor Marketplace Presented by Westfield Powersports, Moto Midway & Kids Zone close

Tickets:

  • Reserved seats: Range from $75-134.
  • General admission: $50. Children 12 and under admitted free with adult general admission ticket-holder.
  • Buy: www.ims.com/tickets

Source: IMS; Photo: © 2014 Scott Jones / Photo.GP – All Rights Reserved

This article was originally published on MotoMatters, and is republished here on Asphalt & Rubber with permission by the author.

Comment:

  1. Dave says:

    Friday night 4:30, Main Street in Speedway will be the site for Sprockets on Speedway. Hosted by the local Ducati Owners Group, iDESMO and sponsored by Ducati. The Ducati truck will be there along with a bike show and many other activities.

  2. Please add for off track activities!

    Friday August 8th
    3rd Annual Sprockets On Speedway – An iDesmo.org Production
    http://www.sprocketsonspeedway.com
    Sponsored by: Ducati North America

  3. L2C says:

    Just officially announced: Stefan Bradl to Forward Yamaha. :-(